Posts Tagged ‘judgment’

verse 1: “A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.”

What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?

In a recent incarnation of Justice League of America, Solomon Grundy thought he was that immovable object, trying to take on the Red Tornado. But when the Tornado fired wind vortexes at him in excess of an F-5 tornado (somewhere over 225 miles an hour?), he literally was torn apart.

In the Bible, Pharaoh thought he was that immovable object. Even after God warned him through Moses and the ten plagues to let the children of Israel go, he wouldn’t relent. Finally he did, but then tried to pursue them and kill them. Pharaoh’s army met the irresistible force of God in the form of the parted Red Sea crashing down on them.

There’s a footnote in my Bible referring to 1 Samuel 2:25 and this verse. That’s the verse where Eli is warning his wicked sons to turn from their evil. They didn’t, and they were met by the irresistible force of God’s judgment.

God is true and just and will rebuke us. He also is willing to forgive us if we will just repent and seek His forgiveness. But if we think we can stubbornly be immovable, set in our sin…then get ready for the irresistible force of God’s judgment and wrath.

What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? You may not want to find out; don’t be that immovable!

Something to think about.

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Proverbs 16:1-2

Happy New Year to all of you! As promised, we’ll start 2011 by picking up with Proverbs 16.

verse 2: “All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives.”

Why do you think most sports have officials? Take football, for instance; why do we have the referee and their officiating crew? What if both sides were to just agree to abide by the rules, not to cheat and not to play dishonestly? Well, that might work for a while…but eventually you would have a situation in which both sides would claim that the effects of a play or action were in their favor, even if one was clearly wrong. It would be up to the referee and the other officials to apply the rules independently, and rule who was in the right and who was in the wrong.

People are like that too. There are leaders in world history, that history shows were clearly in the wrong with their actions. Yet when these leaders were interviewed, they claim they did all that they did…for the right reasons! I know an individual whose actions are more than often questioned, because they are not in the best interest of his family. Yet, he’ll plead that he is the victim in these cases, not the one doing wrong!

God knows us better than we know ourselves; after all, He made us! He will judge our actions and our motives from His perspective, and His ruling will be just and right and final…for He is God. Tis better to seek His counsel on our ways, so that the judgment of them will be in accordance with His will.

Something to think about.

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