Read: Luke 12-13
Marked: Luke 13:4, “Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all [other] men who dwelt in Jerusalem?”
In the opening verses of chapter 13 Jesus relates two events that occurred and which people knew about.
There is a mistaken belief that bad things happen only to bad people. But we know that is not true. If it were then bad would happen to us all because we are all sinners.
On the earth good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people. What happens has nothing to do with people being good or bad. Yet, in verse 5, Jesus warns us that unless we repent we will all likewise perish.
We can all die at any time. But there is something worse than dying and that is eternal separation from a loving God. We may die through no fault of our own by accident or disease, but the perishing of which Jesus is speaking is the result of a stubborn heart which refuses to acknowledge sin and receive forgiveness through salvation in Jesus Christ