Distraction from My Sin
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds. – Matt 11:18-19
When we are in sin, there is nothing anyone can really tell us to get out of sin or to accept what is truth. For John came with nothing and Jesus came with all wisdom and they called them both demon possessed. The people did not want to face reality and, so they blame shifted and diverted the attention from their sins.
So, next time I go to justifying sin in my life, I must ask myself, “Am I diverting attention from my sin by saying look over there or am I just denying the truth of God?” We must constantly be self-analyzing, ensuring we are following the will of God and not the will of self.
When people are ready to hear and see, they will be convicted. It is a choice they must make in their own hearts. All of chapters 10 and 11 are about that, the choice. Many will choose not to see or hear and will find hell in the end.
But blessed are those of us who keep our ears and eyes open to the truth of God. We must be about what is true and have to keep being about what is true, lest we slip into the lies of the Devil. So do not be distracted by a world that calls our Savior, intolerant and bigoted. Instead focus on what His truth has said. “In claiming to be wise they are really fools.” (Rom 1:22, paraphrase.)