Gods Just Judgment

Gods Just Judgment

When God informed Abraham concerning His intention of destroying the wicked cities of S &G, Abraham reasoned / bargained with God. This was based upon God’s character. As Abraham said to God:

25 "Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?" (Genesis 18:25)

In these chapters we see that:

·        God IS the judge of all the earth.

·        God’s judgment is always right and just. Each is rightly judged for their own conduct.

·        God DID destroy the cities. While we could just assume they were wicked or God would not have done this, we don’t have to assume for God’s word tells us they were wicked.

·        God saved Lot and his daughters.

We too will stand in judgment, and it also will be just. The problem for us is that we have sinned and a just judgment would end with our condemnation. Thankfully, we have Jesus. Though we WERE sinners, when we believed, repented, confess our faith, and were baptized we were washed, cleansed, forgiven, made alive, reconciled. Paul instructed the disciples: “ Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:1-2).

Have you obeyed the gospel? Have you set your mind on things above? Some day you’ll stand at the bar on high, someday your record you’ll see, Someday you’ll answer the question of life, what will your answer be? Let it be ‘Jesus’.

Hugh DeLong