After a lunch conversation today it became aware to my lunch companion and myself just how often we find ourselves mocking Jesus. Then I read an article on “Mocking Jesus is the New National Sport.” The author writes; “I pray that this will be a wake-up call for all Believers today. A wake-up call that we have got to get back into the marketplace where we live each day and boldly, without shame or compromise proclaim our faith in Christ. If this doesn’t motivate you, nothing will. For too long, we have been intimidated into keeping our mouths shut while those who live in rebellion to God speak loud and bold without fear or conscience to promote their ungodly lives and choices. ”
mock by defination: 1. To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride.
2. a. To mimic, as in sport or derision. See Synonyms at ridicule.
b. To imitate; counterfeit.
3. To frustrate the hopes of; disappoint.
To express scorn or ridicule; jeer: They mocked at the idea.
– Perhaps we need to say:
Yes we are guilty, but perhaps we need to put ourselves under a more intense microscope and
see if there are mocking ways within us that we hadn’t seen before. Have we peeled back the layers of our sin.
Another layer – Do we participate in mockery in our daily lives as so called Christians.
Do we stand before God with hands on our hips and say to the mighty God we didn’t do anything wrong? Really?
Do we get inflamed and walk around offended, stomping our feet, all the while straddling the line of this world and Jesus’s way.
Are we buying into the world’s way of doing things slowly until we can’t tell whether something is good or evil anymore.
Do we call evil actions that are addressed in the Bible wrong or do we say sweetly, “Oh well you know how it is now, we just have to accept this situation, love, and move on.
Who’s children are we? The bible says in Hebrews 12:6, “For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.” Are we offended when someone is corrected or do we see it as a correction handed out through God’s servant to snatch the person from HELL before it’s too late. Are we personally offended today when we are corrected as being straddlers hanging between the world and God’s way?
Have we have accepted and spoken for the counterfeit culture of God (the world) with our mouth as if nothing is wrong?
Are we spineless? Matthew 10:33 says, “But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven? (Terrifying thoughts to me.)
Certainly if we accept the correction and get off the fence we will stand before the Lord
and He’ll say welcome in and those who were BOLD AS LIONS in pointing out our wrong thinking will clap their hands as one more joins the line up at JESUS’s DOOR which says WELCOME to HEAVEN.