God Won’t Delay Forever

by Andrew Forrest

People want to get Jesus’s thoughts on some atrocity that Pontius Pilate ordered:

“Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.”

Luke 13:1

As usual, Jesus flips around the question by first offering another tragic example from current events, and then putting the question back to the questioners:

Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way?I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Luke 13:2-5

The little parable he then tells about the fig tree makes the point that it’s not too late to repent, but that God’s judgment won’t be put off forever.

A good message for all of us today.

Today’s Scripture:

Luke 13:1-17

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