Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Scripture Text: Mathew 11:16-24i
Theme: A Critical Spirit and Unbelief
There is a thin line between a critical spirit and unbelief. Therefore, we must watch that thin line very closely to avoid overstepping our boundary. It is welcome to take certain ‘new biblical teachings’ with a pinch of salt. However, unbelief, self righteousness and hard hearted ness will sit to judge and criticise the teachings of other ministers.
Sadly, the Jews in their unbelief rejected John the baptist. Similarly, in their critical spirit; they rejected Jesus. When we proudly over stretch our knowledge of the bible beyond the godly principles of humility and Child-like faith, we run the risk of becoming critics of other preachers. Instead of benefitting from others we asses their messages and look down on them. Contrary wise, we should be like the Berea Christians who crosscheck every message received alongside the scriptures.
Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
Further in the scripture passage, this verse shows us the unbroken spirit of the cities mentioned. Brokenness is a gift we should all desire. God’s investments and labour of love on many lives are not utilized because of lack of brokenness. We are like those cities mentioned above. God releases miracles on us to show us a glimpse of his kingdom.
Unfortunately, for many, even miracle and breakthroughs do not make them change their evil ways. Some receive great deliverances from satanic bondages yet, refuse to give their lives to Christ. Nothing can change an unbroken man. We need to pray for brokenness, else, the same woe awaits us. Conclusively, It is worthy of note that; a critical spirit gives rise to unbelief and unbroken spirit fuels both.
Prayer: Father, help us not to waste your grace on us. Break us till we freely say yes to you again in Jesus name