More than once in the Gospels, the question came up of whether or not bad things happening to a person was God’s specific judgment for their sins. In Luke 13, Jesus himself asks the question and answers it in the negative, contrary to the conventional wisdom of his day. However, he used two examples of tragedies to point to what is a more important issue, in effect, saying, “Bad things are going to happen. We ask God why they happen to us. However, the more important question is, ‘If something tragic happened to you, would you be ready to meet God?'”
This message addresses the most important issue of repentance. It is the second message in our “Jesus the Extremist” series.