There Is None So Blind As Those Who Refuse To See

April 25, 2014


SCRIPTURE

But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep. “How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes.”

~Luke 19:41-42, NLT

QUOTE

God holds us accountable for what we refuse to see or are unable to see because of our sin.

~Oswald Chambers

my thoughts red

There are at least two sobering truths in the above scripture; the one that Chambers makes in the quote and the truth about open doors. As a general rule, [I can’t think of an exception] God opens a door of opportunity one time and when He closes that door, it remains closed. The door on Noah’s Ark is a good example. The open door may remain open for some time or briefly but once it closes, the opportunity is gone. Notice what Jesus said, “Now it is too late.” The Jews put the Prince of Peace on trial for disturbing the peace. How could they be so blind? They were blinded by their selfish-pride and blatant disrespect for others. They did not understand the Way of peace or recognize His glorious presence.  They nailed Him to a tree and then mocked Him as He died for their sins. Jesus wept because this generation would never get another open door. They had sinned away the day of grace. It is dangerous to presume on God’s mercy.

EXTRA animated

  • Kenny Holiday is in the hospital and will be have a colonoscopy today. Kenny is one of the best men I know and I would like for you to pray for him. He has been my friend for 35 years.
  • Senior Adult fish fry today at 11:30 in the parlor.
  • Saw a great bumper sticker this week…”Gun control will not stop stupidity.” I saw a front lawn sign the other day which read…”Due to the high price of ammo, no warning shots will be fired.”
  • They are holding the National finals of the Robotic Olympics in St. Louis and Morgan County has a team that has made to the finals. They played San Diego, Ca. today. They lost that match but it may be double elimination. I do know how it works.  Joseph Miller [Shohn and Eddie’s son] is on this team.
  • What does Vladimir Putin and Barrack Insane Obama have is common? I will tell you Sunday morning. It is shocking!

EXTRA/EXTRA FROM BOBBY IN L.A.

A young Canadian paratrooper was taking some college courses between
assignments. He had completed 3 tours of duty in Afghanistan. One of the
courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and a member of the
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA). 
One day the professor shocked the class when he came in.
He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, “GOD, if you are real, then I want
you to knock me off this platform… I’ll give you exactly 15 min.” 
  
The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, “Here I am GOD, I’m still waiting.” 
  
It got down to the last couple of minutes when the soldier got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him clean off the platform.
The professor was out cold. 
 
 
The young soldier went back to his seat and sat there, silently. 
 
 
The other students were shocked and stunned, and sat there looking on in silence.
The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the soldier and asked,
“What in the world is the matter with you? Why did you do that?” 



The young soldier stood up and calmly replied,
“GOD was too busy today protecting soldiers, who are protecting
your right to say stupid crap and act like an idiot. So He sent me.”

The classroom erupted in cheers!
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