03302018 Friday

“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had been performed in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes (Luke 10:13).

Chorazin, Bethsaida, along with Capernaum (v.15), are the cities of Andrew, Philip, and Peter. Just north of the Sea of Galilee, these three locales formed a kind of “Bible Belt” in the days of Jesus; the place where the majority of his miracles were performed. In contrast, Tyre and Sidon, when mentioned in the Old Testament, are always a representation of everything that stands in opposition to God. The warning Jesus offered to the “Bible Belt” of his day is no less a warning to the so called “Bible Belt” of our day. With our privilege of accessibility to the clear, unrestricted proclamation of the gospel, what is it accomplishing in us? Woe!!!

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