Across the Preacher’s Desk: Embarrassing Questions!

September 10, 2020 - When God asked Adam, “Where art thou?” if was embarrassing to him, because he was in the wrong place and had done the wrong thing. He had disobeyed God. When God asked Cain, “Where is thy brother?” is was embarrassing because of his sin. In the parable of the marriage feast, when the king asked the men who did not have on a wedding garment, “Friend, how camest thou in hither not having on a wedding garment?” the man was so embarrassed that he was speechless (Matthew 22:12).

We may have many excuses to offer now; but when we stand in the presence of the Great Judge and he asks us about our life, there will no longer be any excuses that we can offer.

Would it be embarrassing for others to know how often we read the Bible? Would it be embarrassing for others to know the level of concern we really have for the church? You know, there are many things we leave undone that we ought to do and there are many things we may do that would embarrass us among our friends. Yet, the real question is not what our friends and acquaintances think about the way we live, but how does Jesus feel about the way we live.

It’s something to think about… tbp

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