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Christian and Socially-Conscious…One Woman's Expression

A Prophet’s Question

Have you ever wondered if you have rejected a message from God because it was delivered by a person you have dismissed as being too righteous, or too holy, or too plain, or too strange, or too this or too that?

“You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears!  You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit!  Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute?  They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One.  And now you have betrayed and murdered him — you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels but have not obeyed it.”  —Acts 7:51-53

A few years ago, I was having a conversation with a wise man in which he said, “People always reject prophets.”

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He does not know it, but periodically I think deeply about his words.  He motivated me to study the prophets in the Bible and the situations surrounding their rejection.  I learned why Jeremiah is sometimes referred to as the “Weeping Prophet”.  Empathy will make your cries gut-wrenching and ironically silent at the same time.

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It makes me uneasy to think that there may have been times when I have rejected, or will reject, a Word delivered to me by a prophet.  Do you wonder about this?  Were there times when you believe you had a God-inspired Word that was rejected by people, by fellow Christians?  Where do people talk about this?  I once heard the saying, “It is tough to be friends with a true prophet.”  It may be, but a true prophet will lead you right.  Now, that is my REAL question, to both myself and to you, “Don’t you want to be led right?”  Yes, I do!

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