For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:9
People are often appointed to various positions of authority and power in businesses, organizations and governments. Higher level leaders, individually or as a group, will often choose who they want in some position and appoint that person.
Each person appointed has the right to accept or reject the position. While most people accept the appointment, some will reject it for many different reasons, not really wanting it or the challenges that come with it.
Paul warns the people that Jesus will return suddenly, but also says that God did not appoint them to suffer destruction, but to be saved through Jesus Christ.
Every time a person is hired into a position, they are appointed as to what they must do to keep that position. The person has a choice as to whether he will accept the assignment or not. If accepted, he has a job. If not accepted, he must search somewhere else for another job. Most people will accept the appointment.
God, in His eternal and perfect love, does not want any person to suffer His wrath and judgement. Since before the creation of the world, He has chosen to appoint every one to become His child and be saved.
This appointment was provided for and paid for by Jesus Christ, when He died on the cross and rose from the dead. In order to fully receive this appointment, all one needs to do is believe in and follow Jesus.
The majority of people reject this appointment not believing that there will be a coming punishment for the rejection. Every one who has chosen to accept God’s appointment for salvation will be saved. This choice is for each individual to make himself.
You are no different than any other person. God has also appointed you for a position in His family as a child and to be saved from His coming wrath.
Jesus paid the price for your sins and is offering you salvation from God’s wrath, but you must be willing to accept it. This appointment will not be forced upon you, but there are consequences to accepting or not accepting it.
Instead of rejecting salvation and doing your own thing on this earth, getting temporary pleasure, accept what Jesus is offering. Accept the salvation Jesus is providing you today.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will accept what Jesus has provided for you; that you will know what God has in store for you; that you will know God’s perfect love for you; and that you will not see the wrath of God upon your life.