The other day I was thinking about how the Jewish people, for the most part, missed their Messiah when He came to them. I pondered how that could have happened. How do you miss your Messiah? How could that be? Then, as I was reading the book of Matthew, I realized one of reasons was their willful ignorance of the Word of God. And really, “there is no new thing under the sun” because it is the same in our day.
Think about it, all have the opportunity to read the actual words of Jesus Christ, and the prophets of old. All have the opportunity to interpret the Scriptures correctly, but instead there’s willful ignorance of the truth. The Scriptures speak with prophetical clarity, therefore no one will have an excuse for not knowing, or for being misled. It’s true in my own Gentile family, for they are in as much danger of missing the Messiah as the Jewish people who missed Him so long ago. Much religion, but very little salvation.
Matthew 21:4-5 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
John 3:19-21 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Luke 24:25-27 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.