Have you ever thought that if we had more evidence of God that more folks would believe? If He’d just make Himself more obviously known to folks they’d pay attention. We need a major miracle.
I can assure you that although you’d think that more evidence would make a difference, it really would not work out like you’d think.
I can give you at least 2 examples. Remember the Israelites followed the Lord in the wilderness?
And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
Now remember all the times they disobeyed. Even while Moses was on the mountain receiving the Ten Commandments from God, they made an idol to worship.
They saw miracle after miracle, but they still did not have faith.
In Luke 16 we read about a rich man and a beggar named Lazarus. They both died. The beggar was carried into Abraham’s bosom by the angels. The rich man went to hell.
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Finally, we are told clearly in Romans that those who do not believe are without excuse.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Although we may not always understand why God does the things He does, we do serve a just God.
Key Focal Verse:
Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
2 John 1:3
Today’s challenge is to remember that as difficult as it is for us to understand, God has provided a way for people to come to know Him. Ultimately, no one will have an excuse for not believing.