What Jesus Did! 'Worse than Sodom?' — Luke 10:12

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"I tell you, on the judgment day it will be worse for the people of that town than for the people of Sodom."
— Luke 10:12 NLT
Illustration of Luke 10:12 NLT — "I tell you, on the judgment day it will be worse for the people of that town than for the people of Sodom."

Key Thought

Jesus is trying to help his disciples understand the dire consequences for those who reject his message. For those from Jewish heritage, there is no worse example of evil than the city of Sodom. Nor is there any more powerful example of God's judgement for rejecting a chance to leave that wickedness than Sodom. Jesus wants it made clear, that to reject him, his messengers, and his message is to be worse than Sodom and to choose a fate worse than Sodom. This sobering truth should make us realize how precious the message of Jesus is to the lost world's salvation ... and our own!

Today's Prayer

Father, in a world of relativism where the only value seems to be to despise those with values, please help me know with both my mind and heart the importance of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Never let me take it lightly. Never let me take for granted the need others have to know your Son as their Lord, but instead, help me to do something to help others come to know your Son as their Savior. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Genesis 19:12-25
  • Isaiah 1:9
  • Lamentations 4:6

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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