And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven. (Luke 12:10)
God is willing to forgive words spoken against Jesus, but He is not willing to forgive blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. That's a frightening thought. It was saddening years ago when a group of atheists banded together and did what they called “The Blasphemy Challenge. ” They made video clips of themselves blaspheming the Holy Spirit, using this verse as a basis. They were like rebellious little children who were drinking arsenic just because their parents warned them not to drink it. God only knows if any of them did actually blaspheme the Holy Spirit, but I sure wouldn't want to be in their shoes when they stand before God. An atheist once stood by me when I was preaching the gospel and called out to God to strike him dead. Then he said, “Nothing happened!” I replied, “Yes it did. You just stored up more wrath that will be revealed on judgment day. ”
Is my heart broken by this rebellious generation? Am I willing to start praying for them daily?
Father, I cry out for blind and lost sinners.
*** From, Jesus in Red (365 daily devotions).
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