“There were present at the season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them,
Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, whom the tower of Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13 v1-5 AKJV
To tell a person of one thing done incorrectly and convince them to change that one thing is at times a small accomplishment. Jesus told these ‘some’ that were present with him it is more important that you repent, or to change your way of thinking.
When the renewed Spirit of Christ in you really shows there is a renewed mindset of what we do, how we act, what our convictions move onto. It is a pleasant conviction of living with Christ in our lives, and living to be pleasing to the Lord. Not is a superficial way, nor in a way of worry, but in a joy of serving him. To share that with others seems more than difficult to get them to understand, especially in a world where it seems on every turn a broadcast of offence’s are being laid before our very eyes. Offended is the word that is used when disagreement seems to come. Jesus was straight forward here, with no wavering. They did not have to look at any events of the day, as they were trying to do, to understand clearly that they themselves must repent, or perish.
To be like Jesus. Love someone enough to tell them the truth of life, eternal life. Except we repent…
Lord, this day is yours. Amen