30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”
Money is one of the ways we as humans fall into temptation and find ourselves lost in it. Jesus gives several examples of the persuasiveness of money and the ultimate end it could lead to.
As I read the specific verse I highlighted today I stopped and pondered for a moment. I thought about people that hear the Gospel and don’t believe for whatever reason. Usually, after the rejection of the Gospel there is a pause and then a plea bargain almost. IF God showed himself to me or did this or did that, I would then believe. I have heard this statement or set of ultimatums so many times. This passage is saying if they did not believe it then, then even if the evidence was CLEAR like one raised from the dead, they still wouldn’t believe. This is crazy if you think about it for a second. If we have convinced ourselves of a belief no matter what we see, no matter how miraculous, no matter how clear, we still will choose to not believe. Isn’t this sad and disturbing at the same time? What can I learn from this today? I must hear what has already been presented and trust and believe. What has been given is ENOUGH and if I am waiting for more then it will be too late. What we have, (The Gospel) is enough. It is enough for me today and it is enough for the person I share it with tomorrow. It is enough today, tomorrow, and forever more. THE GOSPEL IS ENOUGH.
Father, may I know and believe that the Gospel is enough. That you have given me everything for life and Godliness and may I walk in the truth of your Word and what you have already given me for obedience in you. I love you Lord and thank you for your patience.