Sunday, April 15, 2007

Where Are Your Tears?

Where are the tears?

When Jesus looked over the City of Jerusalem, He knew the things that would befall Him there, that He would be received with much rejoicing at first, but crucified later. And He knew that the Jews would not receive the salvation that was offered them, that as a nation they would still not repent. And He knew that He had spent many centuries sending them prophet after prophet, and yet still, "but in vain do they worship Me, teaching in place of doctrine the commandments of men." And He knew that justice would be His abandonment of them to the consequences of their choices, to the destruction of Jerusalem, the merciless slaughter by the Romans, the sowing of Israel with salt, the renaming after her enemies.

And He wept.

I ask you, "Where are your tears?"

Yes, it is just for God to send those who reject Him to Hell--but are you willing to weep for their souls? Or are you content to preach from a high horse, "You're all going to Hell!"

Oh, Christian, weep for the lost that they might know your compassion for them! It may be that they may be pricked at the heart and repent. No, do not compromise the Gospel, but, yes, do love as you give it to them! Make it a hard thing to say, "...and all liars shall have their part in the Lake of Fire"--let it tear you up inside though it be Bible Truth! God is not willing that any should perish--Christian, where is your compassion? Where are the tears?

"Though I [fill in the blank of good Christian works, and duties toward God and man], if I do not have love, I am nothing."

Yes, the Greatest Command is to Love God. But the Second Command is right next to it--in fact, if you don't keep it, then you don't keep the First (John 14:15): "Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself." You loved yourself enough to flee to the Savior from the wrath to come! Oh, please, love your neighbor enough to bid him to flee from the wrath to come!!

One Hundred Fifty Thousand people die everyday. Which one of them are you going to talk to about the only One who can save them from the wrath of God? Oh, Christian, make it someone today!!

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