Daily Bread 10-24-16
32 The men of Ninevah shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
ref. - Jon 3:5 - So the people of Ninevah believed God, and procaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them.
We have a great problem in this world today and it is being taught to us by world leaders and many teachers and several parents. No one wants to take responsibility for their actions. We are taught to shove the blame on someone else or to make someone else's transgressions stand out brighter than our own hoping that our shortcomings and sin get lost in the shadows. But the word of God is here to tell us, once again and right on time, that people who have done horrific acts and committed sin against God will be on higher seats than us if we do not repent for they have humbled themselves before the Lord. It is not a measure of stature as all who have sinned and come short of the Gorly of God must humble themselves. From the richest to the poorest, the smartest to the dumb, the most talentd to the one who has none, we must all repent and be forgiven at the preaching and teaching of Jesus Christ. This world has never had it so good when it comes to serving God than when Christ came down to show us the way. He showed us a way to live in humility and draw closer to God each day. So what this scripture is warning us of today is that those ones who you are so busy looking down at, as well the ones you are so busy looking up at, will someday be looking at us with spiritual eyes when they repent and receive remission of sins through Jesus Christ. We will sit on our high horses until we are knocked off, never yielding to God in repentance, and those who humbled themselves will judge us in the end. We do not realize how good and easy that Christ made this for us. This is a wake up call for all from the greatest to the least to humble ourselves at at the feet of Jesus and cry out for forgiveness from the bottom of our hearts. He has promised that he will forgive any who come with a contrite(broken) spirit and a humble heart so let us go to our knees today and pray for our nation, our Church, our Pastor, our Family, and most of all, let us be right with God in every way so that we may some day stand with the people of Ninevah claiming our great reward!! Have a great day!!!