Rejection of a Prophet
Topic: Unbelief Scripture: Matthew 13:53–13:58
By the marvelous kindness and grace of God, there is no sin that cannot be forgiven. No hateful act or wicked intent sets the sinner beyond the reach of God, if only he will bow his heart in repentance and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. We are saved by faith alone, not by any work that we can do. But until the unbelieving heart yields, the sinner stands opposed to God and His work. What does unbelief look like? It can observe the complexity and vastness of creation, see hell-bound reprobates transformed into loving saints of God, and even stare clear-eyed at His miraculous works, and yet refuse to acknowledge the obvious hand of the Lord. When confronted with the weighty issues of righteousness, holiness, and eternity, it looks to the trivial. And when called upon to submit to the Lord in obedience, it takes offense and judges the messenger as harsh and unloving. In rejecting all of the evidences of God’s generous grace, unbelief misses God’s offer of mercy. How do you respond to the gospel of Christ?