Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (ESV)

Listen: Cancel Culture

Listen: Cancel Culture

The very best sort of humour, in my book, is the sort that both makes you laugh and think; the sort that’s funny, but at the same time cuts so close to the bone that it rocks you to the core.

I came across that very sort of humour in a meme recently on social media. It was a drawing of Jesus preaching to a crowd with this Scripture verse on it:

Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (ESV)

And one guy in the crowd says to the next guy: For the Son of God, He’s not very tolerant, is He?!

Tolerance of all things, all perspectives, all lifestyles, every immorality, every perversion, every arrogance, every … well, tolerance, is the catchcry of this age. And cancel culture is absolutely brutal in its singular mission to expunge any whiff of intolerance, even when that intolerance is laser-focussed on evil itself.

Well, it doesn’t get much more intolerant than this: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. That kingdom of which Jesus is speaking is the sovereign reign of God over this earth; the very same One who, according to Jesus, will judge the living and the dead, who’ll send those who don’t believe in His Son into a Christless eternity called hell.

So, what do you do with that? Well, either you water Jesus down … yeah, He was a good guy with some wise principles to live by, or you cancel Him completely which many have done. Or you take to heart His call and His warning:

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.