“Then began He to upbraid the cities wherein most of His mighty works were done, because they repented not:
‘Woe unto thee, Chorazin! Woe unto thee, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.’” Matthew 11:20-24 (KJB)
I have read this passage of Scripture, the words of Jesus here many times, and never has it caused me to ask the above question of today. The work and presence of the Spirit of God has been at work in this land for centuries now. Our country is not, neither has it ever been a land of perfection. No man or woman is perfect. We are all evil at heart.
We have witnessed the power of God in our Nation (United States of America), our States (my State of Missouri and the forty nine others), and in my home town of Jenkins. I have seen the work of God in my own family and my life. What about the place I live?
Will you ask that question with me? Have you rejected power of God? Have you rejected the work He has don in the place where you live? There are places; cities and countries which will be and are condemned because they have rejected the work of Christ Jesus.
Let us not hear the “Woes” of Jesus upon our townships, towns, cities, States and countries.
May God forgive our sloth, slack, and attitudes of rejection of His power and works among us.