Luke 7:33-34 – 33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ 34 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’
This was being said to the so called people who served God. Clearly they weren’t looking for truth. The people of this generation were looking for a King to come and rescue them from the Romans. The Messiah was to lift the yoke that they had on them and once again Israel would rule the land.
What was the problem? What were they missing?
The same thing many are missing today. They want God to give them all their wants and what they think they need.
The Jewish people back in the day of Jesus were looking for what they wanted. Power and a place back on top in superiority. They weren’t looking for someone to die for their sins. Most of them weren’t looking at their own sins anyway, but mostly looking at others who sinned around them. Basically acting like everyday sinful men.
Today we have those who want Jesus, based off what they want Jesus to do in their lives or what they want Jesus to be. Isn’t this the same recipe of disaster that the Jews went through 2,000 years ago?
What would have happened if the people who said they were seeking God had actually been truly seeking the scriptures? What would have happened had they been seeking what God wanted instead of what they wanted?
Luke 13:34-35 – 34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 35 Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
Jesus is reminding us that not only this generation was rejecting Him and God, but they were killing the prophets sent by God by before Him. More of the same.
So it shouldn’t surprise us that in the last days, the spirit of antichrist is ripe. People are not seeking the scriptures for what God wants. They are seeking out what they want.
We must read the Word of God and seek our Lord. We need to live for Him, not ourselves. Why do many new people get bored with church and quickly fade away? Because at first it’s about them, their forgiveness, their comfort, their needs, something new. Those that stick around are the ones who want to get to know God better and are forever grateful.
Live for the Lord. Seek the Lord. Look for the Lord!