Confronted with the truth

In Luke 4:25-28 KJV
“But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; [26] But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. [27] And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. [28] And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,”

After Jesus read the scroll from the prophet Isaiah, the people already responded in disbelief. I believe Jesus knew that they will respond this way because they knew Jesus since childhood. This is the problem about familiarity. People sometimes can’t accept truths, rebukes, or correction from the people close to them.

-How about you? when we are confronted with truth, do we respond in honesty to ourselves or we also respond in wrath because we can’t accept it. They did not welcome change, because they didn’t welcome Jesus. If we resist change, that means we are resisting God’s power to change us also. If we resist the truth, we are also limiting ourselves to our old selves. Don’t resist the power of God to change us. Open your hearts and ears to all people specially the believers because God is using them to transform you into the person that He wants you to be.


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