Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.
This seems strange. We don’t see anything about Jesus that should be repulsive to anyone. Yet, here Jesus indicates not everyone responds favorably to Him.
We know this is true. After all, Jesus will be rejected and crucified. He explains it by saying some people are never satisfied!
To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other: 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.'
These people are not going to be happy no matter how God approaches them. They rejected John’s message and manner and now they don’t like Jesus’ teaching and style either.
For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners."
Jesus says this is more serious than they realize - the Pharisees and experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves…
Truth isn’t simply a matter of personal preferences. God is involved and it is His purposes that should be the chief concern.
What is God’s purpose for us today? What tune is He playing?
Isn’t it the music of the Teacher, Jesus Christ?
Hope we like it…