28 “I am honestly telling you, any sins can potentially be forgiven the children of men, even whatever blasphemies they might proclaim, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of a permanent sin”- 30 because they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
The attacks against Jesus during his earthly ministry may have seemed like ordinary criticism, but Jesus revealed that there was more to them than that. The sinners looked straight into God’s goodness, and said it was from the devil. They viewed Satan’s kingdom being destroyed, and they claimed it was Satan himself behind it. The excellent message Jesus preached was that God was looking upon this world with grace and forgiveness. But those who rejected this gospel message would not experience that grace and forgiveness – not now, not ever.
LORD, teach us to hold our tongues, and accept your ministry without criticism.