ARE YOU TAKING THE SON OF GOD SERIOUSLY?
Luke 11:47 Tragedy is coming to you! You build the tombs of the prophets whom your ancestors killed.
Luke 11:48 So you testify that you approve of the deeds of your ancestors, because they killed the prophets and you build their tombs!
Luke 11:49 For this reason also the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,’
Luke 11:50 so that this generation may be held accountable for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world,
Luke 11:51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it will be charged against this generation.
murder from a to z
Sue Grafton has written an amazing series of murder mysteries, beginning with “A is for Alibi.” Her Kinsey Malone series has a book for each letter of the alphabet. It is very easy to read, and addicting.
It is merely a coincidence that the names of the two people murdered that Jesus mentions happen to begin with a and z. The actual reason he mentions them is that the first murder is recorded in Genesis, and the latter in 2 Chronicles (which was the last book of the Hebrew Bible.
But Jesus’ generation witnessed his earthly ministry and still rejected his message, and would condone and call for his crucifixion. Because of this, they would be held responsible for all the murders from the beginning of time.
It is a serious thing to hear the word of God, and turn your back on Jesus Christ.
LORD, give us the wisdom to take you seriously.