Let the Truth Shine
This is Day 14 of my 40 day Lenten blog.
Jesus tells us that had the signs that were performed in Capernaum been performed in Sodom, that city-- which was completely destroyed for its wickedness--would have repented and been spared. But as wicked as Sodom was, Jesus tells us that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for Capernaum. Why? Because Capernaum was shown the truth, and yet ignored it.
The more we know of God's truth the more He expects from us. If we're raised in a Christian home attending church every Sunday in a town where everyone has a Bible on the coffee table, and yet turn away from Him, our punishment will be greater than someone who was raised in pagan family who never heard the name of Jesus in his/her life. Likewise the punishment for pastors, and teachers will be greater as they are held to a higher standard.
To those who have much, more will be given because more is expected. God expects a lot from those of us He has blessed with knowledge of the truth. If we bury that knowledge in the ground instead of letting it shine, we will be cast out into darkness with the unbelievers. In fact, our punishment will be greater than the punishment for the most wicked of pagans. And Sodom will rise up in judgment against us.
Today's prayer: Lord help me to be a beacon of light for Your Truth. Help me to keep the faith always and never falter, especially when things get hard. Amen.
R.C. VanLandingham lives in Florida with his wife and kids.He is the author of several books including the Christian fantasy books Peter Puckett & The Amulet of Eternity, Peter Puckett & the Enchanted Chalice, and Magdalene Hope & the Elves of Evermore.