Thursday’s Thought

Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared and was still (Psalm 76:8).
God gave warnings to the world and often the warnings were rejected. Thus, God brought judgment upon the disobedient, as He had forewarned. Judgement was  brought upon the children of Israel and when the kingdom was divided, God brought judgement upon Israel and Judah. God brought judgement upon those nations who were kin to Israel and God brought judgement upon those nations who were strangers to Israel. God brought judgement upon: Egypt, Assyria, Syria, Phoenicia, Philistia, Edom, Moab, Ammon, Babylon, Medes and Persians, Greece  and Rome. God promised that He would bring judgement against these nations and He did.
No, the judgement brought against these nations was not the final and eternal judgement. But, it does serve as an assurance of the truthfulness of the God’s word. God has warned about judgement to come upon the world. Judgement wherein the righteous and the unrighteous will be separated; the godly and ungodly will be separated; the saved and the unsaved will be separated. God was true to His word about the judgement against the nations and God will be true to His word about the eternal judgement against the world.
God gave warnings to the nations because He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked and God gives warnings to the world because He desires all to be saved eternally. The apostle Paul stated that the things recorded in the Old Law are written that we might learn from them. God sent Jonah to warn Nineveh; God sent Amos to warn Israel; God sent Zephaniah to warn Judah. Time and time again God sent prophets and His prophets were rejected. God sent His Son, who was despised, rejected and crucified. God was true to His warnings that He sent through His prophets of old and God will be true to His warnings that He has sent through His Son.
We cannot stop the judgement to come but we can be prepared to stand before God.