Summary: The way I see it is that you have two choices when you come into the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you will either mock or repent.
Mock or Repent, What is your reaction to Jesus Today?
Minister Cedric A. Portis
me in paradise.
The way I see it is that you have two choices when you come into the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. You will either mock or repent. Because this is not just regular knowledge, we are talking about eternal salvation. The people and religionists mocked His claim to be the Savior and Messiah.
Both the people and the religionists should have been above this kind of behavior. In addition, they had every opportunity to believe, for Jesus had not hid Himself or His message of salvation, yet there were those who did not believe, therefore mocked Jesus.
A side note here, “But being part of a sinful riotous crowd and others who just disbelieved, they led each other to do shameful things.” Watch the company you keep. Don’t be influenced by the crowd.
Leaders both civil and religious, are still human or in the flesh. It is not the position or profession that makes a man, but the heart. A heart of unbelief and hostility, a heart willing to become a participant with the sinful crowd, will stoop to do shameful things, no matter the position or profession.
Which lead is to the a question this morning, “Why would one mock the claim of Jesus?” Well one reason is that mocking keeps you in your pseudo state of comfort, unwilling to change.
By this time in our account, everyone knew who Jesus was, and who He claimed to be. They heard of the miracle feedings, and the miraculous healings. They were aware of the crowds he would draw where ever He went. They knew first hand or had heard of His claims to be the Messiah. And with that knowledge each person had a choice to make; either accept Him or reject Him.
Is that not true for today? Everyone here today is here because of some knowledge of Jesus Christ. This knowledge has come from someone introducing you to Christ, a friend, family member or total stranger. However you got here, the fact of the matter is that you are here and a choice will be made by you in response to what you hear today about Jesus Christ.