Such is the fate God allots the wicked, the heritage appointed for them by God. Job 20:29
The world sees trouble coming for the world. They see the pollution and destruction of the land occurring and they believe that people are destroying the world. In an attempt to combat what is happening, the world strives to enact laws to get people to be more careful with how they use this planet earth, believing that this world is all there is.
Most of the people of this world believe that there may be a god, but they don’t think that they can really know him. They also believe that there may be more than one god controlling everything. Atheists deny that God exists in any form or with any religion, believing that this is all there is.
Zophar, one of Job’s friends, decides to speak. He begins this chapter describing in great detail the final destruction of the wicked, those that do not believe in God. He goes into detail as to the loss of health and wealth, loss of peace and destruction of everything. This is one thing that his friends said that is true. There is coming a day of judgement against all who do not follow God, it is their inheritance for disobedience.
While all of these things will eventually happen, they may or may not be happening to people right now. Many in the church will quickly say that it is God’s hand of judgement coming upon people when a major disaster occurs. Zophar was implying this was the case with all that happened to Job, which is not the truth, there was no judgement occurring. Job was in a proving ground.
Believers in Jesus must warn people of the coming judgement and what that will mean. They have to let people know about Jesus and His offer for salvation from the coming destruction. The world will end, but life can go on.
As a believer, you must not fear when things are going bad around you. Have no fear when all you see is death and destruction. While those things are bad, they are not the end of life. God is still in control.
Focus your life and trust in Jesus. Trust that He will save you from your sins and the coming judgement. Then you will have peace that the world cannot understand.
As you do this, warn others of the coming judgement. Be a witness for Jesus to save as many as possible.
I pray today that you will know the salvation that Jesus provides; that you will be a witness of Jesus to this world; that you will know the peace God gives; and God will remove all fear of coming destruction.