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Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Saddest Verse in Scripture

December 28

(John 1:10-11 NIV)  "He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. {11} He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him."

(Isaiah 53:3 NIV)  "He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not."

The saddest verse in scripture tells the story of how God came to us, but we did not recognize Him. The Lord and Creator of the universe lowered Himself to come to Earth in person, but we refused to receive Him. In our folly and sin, we turned Him away. Life and Light came to earth, but we chose darkness and death. Freedom was offered to us, but we chose bondage. We despised Him. We rejected Him. We crucified Him. We found Him unworthy. We did not regard Him as King. Jesus stood before us, His life in our hands, and the majority voted for Barabbas. One cannot reject Christ indefinitely without experiencing some sort of negative consequence. There is a price to pay for turning away from the great gift of God’s Son. We shrug at the manger and spit on the cross at great peril to our soul. The antidote for this insanity is found in a single word: Repent! -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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