In Luke 10 Jesus makes it pretty clear that there will be serious consequences for any family or town that does not believe. “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you.” (v.5) Jesus then takes it a step further, “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is set before you. 9Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’ 10But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, 11‘Even the dust of your town that sticks to our feet we wipe off against you.”
Not quite sure what that says to us today living in homes, cities and towns, but it doesn’t sound too good. Jesus seems to be saying to his disciples that if people in a home or town or city do not believe, then they will be left to do life on their own, apart from God. I drove by a church a few weeks ago that had the scripture on their reader board,
“Bless’ed is the country whose God is the Lord” My thought: Great verse, not encouraging.
Unfortunately that verse does not describe the United States, not even close. I’m afraid if Jesus or His followers were to enter our towns today He would seldom be welcomed. Oh wait, he does visit. He’s here, are we welcoming?