But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:37-40
I have never heard a stone cry out, and rather think I would not find it to be a pleasant experience.
Do you recall the saying “silence is consent”? It is difficult to understand the thoughts that cross one’s mind while standing in a cemetery, and yet as I was standing there the thought of that simple statement challenged me to consider; what if I could hear the deafening sound of silence echoing through the wind from the individuals in residence there giving consent that Gods Word is true.
From some, they would shout; I finished the race and won the prize of heaven. And yet others mournfully cried; I failed to believe even on the name of Jesus, I stopped short, I chose to go the other way and found that in doing so I lost the blessing of eternal life in heaven only to find my own choices gained the curse of eternity in hell.
In every covenant God has established there is both a blessing and a curse, no middle ground, no sitting on the fence, it is as simple as yes or no, there is no maybe. Either I accept Christ as my Savior and Lord or I do not; either because I reject Him, I don’t have time for Him, or have fixed in my mind that my ways are better. But in any case, by our decision or indecision we have chosen, and one day it will be too late, even to say yes. Therefore, now is the time to no longer be silent!
Therefore, submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. 1 Peter 2:11-13
Last Devotion Question: Do you know why David had four additional stones?
Answer: David was prepared, Goliath had four brothers.