When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. ~ Luke 11:29–32
Lord, we are part of an evil generation. Unborn babies are murdered in the womb, immorality abounds, and people have a sense of entitlement and an unwillingness to accept responsibility for their own actions. Lead us to repentance as the men of Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah. Lead us to follow Jesus rather than our own selfish desires. In His name we pray. Amen.