God’s Fierce Judgment

Posted on September 10, 2021

13


By David Ettinger

Multitudes of people today are saying, “I can’t remember when things have been this bad.” They are absolutely right.

Is it any wonder, then, that God proclaims fierce judgment upon the earth? I mean, should anyone who puts their faith in God be surprised by the extent to which He will execute His judgment and wrath? It shouldn’t be.

And just in case you’re not quite sure just what the extent of God’s wrath and judgment will be, here’s a reminder courtesy of Isaiah 24:1-6:

Behold, the Lord lays the earth waste, devastates it, twists its surface, and scatters its inhabitants. And the people will be like the priest, the servant like his master, the female servant like her mistress, the buyer like the seller, the lender like the borrower, the creditor like the debtor. The earth will be completely laid waste and completely plundered, for the Lord has spoken this word. The earth dries up and crumbles away, the mainland dries out and crumbles away, the exalted of the people of the earth dwindle. The earth is also defiled by its inhabitants, for they violated laws, altered statutes, and broke the everlasting covenant. Therefore, a curse devours the earth, and those who live on it suffer for their guilt. Therefore, the inhabitants of the earth decrease in number, and few people are left (emphasis added).

Terrifying, yes. Devastating, yes. Unimaginable, yes.

But also warranted, justified, and righteously meted out.

Those who know the Lord Jesus Christ will not be subject to this final judgment upon Earth and its inhabitants. For us, Paradise awaits. And since we are destined for paradise, let’s strive to take as many with us as possible.

In these ever darkening and sinful days, resolve now to ask God to give you opportunities to share the Gospel with the lost and dying around you.

Jesus tells us: “Do you not say, ‘There are still four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I tell you, raise your eyes and observe the fields, that they are white for harvest” (John 4:35). Therefore, He says, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore plead with the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Luke 10:32).

And as for you and me, in light of such the cataclysmic Isaiah passage above, let us consider:

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! (2 Peter 3:11-12).

May God give you and me strength and a zeal for the lost as we race ever closer to the end of this age of human history!