Somebody Loves You - October 19, 2016

WEDNESDAY 19 October, 2016

None to Save!

They looked, but there was none to save; even to the Lord, but He did not answer them. Then I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth;
I trod them like dirt in the streets, and I spread them out.- >2 Samuel 22:42-43

Imagine being on the losing side of a battle? This was the case of David’s enemies. They had chosen to remain enemies of God’s people. Now they had reached the point where there remained no more mercy but judgment.  Hopelessly they had looked around for help, even from the Lord, but there was none to be found.

Jesus had sent out the disciples to share the Gospel.  If the message of the Gospel was rejected by any home or city, they were to leave and shake off the dust from off their feet. Notice, the consequences Jesus said would befall those who rejected their message: Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Day of Judgment than for that city! (Matthew 10:5-15).

God is merciful and has given all men a way to be saved through the knowledge of the Gospel (1 Timothy 2:4-5). But there comes a time when God honors a person’s decision to reject Jesus as their Savior and there is a strong warning to heed in Matthew 12:31-32:

…every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.

The Holy Spirit––the third person of the trinity, convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8).  Jesus must not be rejected, but to resist the person and work of the Holy Spirit leads to blasphemy.

He never sins against the Holy Ghost that fears
 he has sinned against the Holy Ghost.
 ~William Bridge~

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