Verse – Matthew 11:21
Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. ”
Reflection – Matthew 11:21 – Take Heed
He warned them that their punishment would be severe because they had heard the news of salvation and redemption and had remained in sin. The knowledge of sin is sin. But to know sin and still commit it is fatal for a soul.
When a child touches hot food, they do it because they do not know that it will burn them. However, when a parent warns that child of the dangers of the hot food and the child still touches it, that becomes a sin for the child and nobody will have any sympathy for that child.
Some are begging to hear the teachings of Christ and his miracles so that they can free themselves from the shackles of sin and the bondages of this world. We those who have been lucky enough to receive the goodness and mercies of Christ must spread them to those who haven’t received it yet.
We must also not take what we hear for granted. We must never return to the sins that once condemned our souls because God’s punishment will be greater for us than for those who never had such privileges.
This is the time for me to repent of my sins. I will not be found wanting on the day of judgment like Chorazin.
Prompt me when I stray from your warning
Save me from going back to the sins I used to commit
Keep me safe in your kingdom forever
Help me neglect the pressures of this world
Let your word be a new breeze on my soul always
Cover me with your blood
Fill me with wisdom
and help me keep the faith no matter what