“Scorners” by Kirk Hunt
And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
Matthew 9:23-24 KJV
Please read Luke 8: 49-53
Admittedly, they were professional mourners. These folks were paid to loudly “grieve” and play sorrowful music. The call for them to come came after a signature on the death certificate.
Still, they must have known of Jesus. Clearly, they understood what He said. Their response indicates they thought it through, rationally.
Scorn is more than disbelief. Scorn is active rejection. Scorn and contempt usually arrive, handcuffed together.
How do you respond to Jesus’ announcements and pronouncements for you and yours? Do you respond with faith and belief? Too often, we respond with scorn.
Our professionalism looks at the facts and figures and comes to the logical conclusion(s). Regular thinking can not see the things of God. You will probably react with scorn to Jesus’ impossible statements regarding your life.
Put your professionalism to the side. Check your regular thinking at the door. Respond with faith and trust to Jesus’ promises for you and yours.
True Faith™ is not mindless, but it is at odds with regular thinking. Choose to see with spiritual eyes. Decide to believe what Jesus says, despite the facts and data.
Think: Do I really believe what God says about me and mine?
Pray: “Lord, help me believe, not scorn, what You say for my life.”
Copyright © March 2010, Kirk Hunt