Friday, May 22, 2009

What Will You Do?

Isaiah 10:3-4
(3) What will you do on the day of punishment, in the ruin that will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help, and where will you leave your wealth?
(4) Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners or fall among the slain. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still.

This comes at the end of a section bewailing the people's impotent self-sufficiency. They didn't see the need to repent. God kept giving them reasons to repent. He let evil creep in that they would see the need to turn. Yet they just kept ignoring Him.

There will come a day when everyone will see the Lord and everyone will repent. The problem is that for most it will be too late. This begs two questions:

- If you've not repented in humble submission to the Lord, what stops you?
- If you have repented, what are you doing to spread the message to those who haven't?

Number 2 hits me deeply. I think of some of the family strife I've caused with my sharing of the gospel. It's particularly hard with those who don't think they already have it. In the end God is going to judge. Are you ready?

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