““‘I tell you, that to everyone who has, more will be given; and from the one who does not have, even what he does have will be taken away. But bring here these enemies of mine, who did not want me to rule over them, and slaughter them in my presence.’””
(Luke 19:26–27 HCSB)

No one can ever accuse our Lord of being interested in political correctness.  He is content to speak the truth and if the truth hurts, well, it must hurt before it heals.  The fact of the matter is that, rebellious as we are, we generally are not inclined to yield to Christ until faced irrevocably with the grim facts of the matter.  Those who “did not want me to rule over them” are given over to the consequences of their decision.

Here’s the thing:  we don’t want consequences.  We want to be rebellious, be sinful, run from the Lord instead of to the Lord, yet we also do not want the consequences of our choices.  Indeed, we call God to account for holding us to the consequences of our choices!  Amazing.

Tyndale Commentary: T. W. Manson has possibly the best comment on this: ‘We may be horrified by the fierceness of the conclusion; but beneath the grim imagery is an equally grim fact, the fact that the coming of Jesus to the world puts every man to the test, compels every man to a decision. And that decision is no light matter. It is a matter of life and death.

This is a grim truth.  It is a necessary truth.

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