I was reading Matthew 11 this morning. Jesus condemns a number of cities in which he performed many of his miracles. His judgments are harsh and he proclaims that his works would have been enough to preserve Sodom and Gomorrah. I imagine that his Jewish audience was quite startled.
What possessed these towns of Bethsaida, Capernaum, and Korazin to reject the Son of God? Perhaps the answer lies in their spiritual location. They were close to God, but not too close. Lingering close to God without knowing him and capturing his heart is the most dangerous place in the world. If you’re not pressing in closer to him, then you are most likely to miss him altogether.