Kathy Griffin, comedienne, received an Emmy in 2007. In her acceptance speech, she made fun of people who thank Jesus for their success and then made a vile comment about Jesus. Kathy Griffin is just one in a long line of public figures who have mocked God. Of course, this past two weeks she was all over the news about a picture of her with the severed head of the President. That picture got her in hot water with advertisers and lost her bookings.
Did she get in hot water for mocking Jesus? Did she pay a price for mocking Jesus? Not yet but she will. God’s Word states (Gal. 6:7-8): “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction.”
Does it grieve you to hear God mocked? First, it dishonors our Creator and Redeemer. Second, it identifies another sinner for whom Christ died who will be lost for all eternity unless . . . unless they surrender to Christ.
The way of acceptance is surrender. There is no negotiated peace with God. It is all about total and unconditional surrender. You come to God in the way he demands (John 14:6): “No one comes to the Father except through me [Jesus].” The blood of Jesus makes you acceptable, and you must claim his death as your death.
So what is our response to God being mocked? Pray as Jesus commanded (Matthew 9:37-38): "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Ask God to send workers to the lost. Jesus commanded us to pray. We do not need to know how it works or why it works or if it works. We only need to know he said to do it. And we will do it and trust him with the results. - Mike