HOST: Michael Whitworth
“But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates, “ ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”
Have you ever known someone who was determined to be unsatisfied? That is the way Jesus describes some of His day. They were hard-headed and hard-hearted, obstinate, and close-minded. They rejected John because he separated himself from the world. He dressed differently, spoke differently, acted differently, and even ate differently, and so they accused him of having a demon. Then Jesus came and interacted in people’s lives, attended normal activities of life, had relationships with people, and He was also rejected because of the way He lived. Neither of these men fit the Jews’ mold or conformed to their way of thinking, so they were refused. They were determined to be unsatisfied. It is still true today that many people are determined to be unsatisfied— unsatisfied with the church, the elders, the preacher, or even with Christ Himself. They are hard-headed and hard-hearted. May God help us avoid that attitude and always be open and accepting of Jesus.
Why do you think some people are so determined to be unsatisfied?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!