KEY VERSE: "A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD" (JEREMIAH 25:31).
God's justice demands that the righteous be protected, preserved and prosperous, while rebellious sinners are reserved for judgment and punishment. Right from the antediluvian age till date, God has always purged the earth of sin and wickedness. The confusion of the language of the builders of the Tower of Babel and the deluge in the days of Noah, are all examples of divine judgment on rebellious people.
Our text today reveals that the cup of wine of fury of the Lord was to be poured out on many nations on earth starting from Jerusalem. Justice demands that judgment starts from the house of God. The righteous God will judge all people starting from His own children. What does this portend for us as believers in Christ?
The answer is simple and searchingly deep at the same time. It behoves us as believers to be circumspect with how we comport ourselves in our daily walk of faith and fellowship with God, men and the society at large. Unlike the men of Judah and Jerusalem who were not careful in their daily walk with God and with the heathen nations around, we must be careful and awake lest the Master comes and finds us slumbering.
The unbelievers around us must also be warned of God's impending judgment so that they can amend their ways, repent and escape His wrath. When God's judgment comes, there shall be no escape for the wicked and the sinful. Enter into His closet therefore, and be delivered from the tribulations that will befall erring sinners.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Beware, divine judgment on all men is certain!