February 10, 2019
Continuation from Matthew Chapter 12 on "The Life of Jesus" "Did Jesus Just Happen"
In verses 41-45, Christ continued to spell out the judgment of that generation. Notice how often the phrase "this generation" appears in this portion of Scripture. "The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation and shall condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold a greater than Jonah is here. The Queen of the South shall rise up in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold a greater than Solomon is here. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a an, he walks through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he said, I will return into my house from whence I came out;and when he is come he finds it empty, swept and garnished. then goeth hem and and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto "this wicked generation,"
As Christ continued with the words of judgment on "that generation", verse 41, He compared that with Nineveh and also in verse 42 compared them with the Queen of the South and showed how these would judge that generation, The people in both verses were Gentiles. They, with much less revelation to go on, responded without miracles, but "that generation" Israel (Jews) did not.
Then in verses 43-45, Christ showed through a parable what the final outcome of that generation would be.
Explanation of this in next weeks remarks.
Wayne McDoanld, Pastor