Posted by: bshelley | April 3, 2009

Must the Stones Around Us Cry Out?


Today’s Verse: Luke 19:40 But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!” NASB

The Pharisees, as usual, were snipping at Jesus about every little thing. As Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, people were shouting and proclaiming Him as the “King who comes in the name of the Lord.” The Pharisees called out to Jesus and urged Him to tell the boisterous and joyful crowd to be quiet. His answer is a famous one. Essentially His response was, “Hey, if they don’t say something the stones will!” As Christ’s people, we are called to go and make disciples everywhere. How are you doing at that? Are we satisfied to “spread the word” by proxy? Possibly it is in the same way that we too often wish people “be warm and well fed” and then do nothing. We pray for God to get His message out to a lost world and wait to see how it goes. Why are we asking others to do our job? The call to spread the Good News in Christ Jesus is a command, not a suggestion. OK, so let’s all say it together, “ouch”. When confronted with God’s call, most get a case of the “buts”. But I can’t speak well (Exodus 4:10), but I don’t know what to say (Romans 10:8), but they may not be nice to me (Acts 9:13-14). Must the stones around us cry out?

May God bless your heart as you seek His.



  1. Rom 10:14-15 KJV How then shall they call on him in whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
    And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

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