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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Offended or Saved

In our culture of offense in which so many people are offended by anything contrary to what they want to do – the Holy Spirit still warns everyone who yet has ears to hear (2 Peter 2):
“The stone which the builders rejected [has become] a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense . . . because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed.”
But with the Holy Spirit’s warning also comes the promise:  “I lay . . . a precious corner stone. He who believes in Him (Jesus) will not be disappointed.”
Our own eternal life or eternal death remains our choice. We can be offended by truth.
Or be saved by it.


Barb Schoeneberger said...

If we are truly pursuing God, we can never be offended at His truth. Being offended implies a pushing away from the offender. It is a small price to pay to give up that which our fallen nature demands and instead embrace Jesus who is the source of all peace, joy, and completeness.

Rich Maffeo said...

Easy to say, not so easy to do. That is also why we so very desperately need God's grace to even recognize our sin and rebellion -- and then do something positive about it.

I am not at all negating personal responsibility. Instead, I know from Scriptural examples (plural) that if we harden our hearts against truth, God may (and does) further harden our hearts. If we soften our hearts toward truth, then God further softens it.

God is not mocked, and it does not matter who says otherwise, Genesis through Revelation gives graphic testimony to that dangerous path of rebellion.