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Mortality

28 Jul

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:

There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:1-5)

Jesus is giving a little look at our own mortality here. He’s saying, in modern language: ‘the Galileans that were killed, did they do anything worse than all of Israel? The people on which the tower fell on and killed, were they worse than everyone, and so “deserving” of an early death? No, they were just like everyone else. And unless you repent, you too will come to the same fate.’ He’s making us look at time different; He’s making us look at time like God looks at time. i.e., making us see that it doesn’t matter if we live one, or one thousand years, we will all die.-Regardless of how good or bad we were in this life, we will all die. And, unless we repent, we will then die a second time, this time a Spiritual death.

This still holds true today. At any moment, a “tower” could fall on us. But Jesus has provided a way for us to live, even after we die. I hate to sound like a corny, “It’s the end of the World!” preacher, but it’s true that we could at any moment, simply die. But Jesus has provided a way for us to live forever, through His death and¬†Resurrection. Through His blood, we can live. So let’s obey Jesus’ call, and repent, and submit to Him.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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