Upon the wicked He will rain coals; fire and brimstone and a burning wind shall be the portion of their cup. Psalm 11:6
Every nation and community has set up laws against certain crimes. If a person commits a certain type of crime, there is a punishment that can be severe. It may just be a small fine but can go all the way up to federal prison time depending upon the severity of the crime and the rules that are set in place. Most people have accepted the results of committing a crime and paying the price for it.
David points out that God will rain coals, fire, brimstone and a burning wind upon the wicked as a portion for their wickedness.
People have no problems with there being some type of severe punishment against someone who does something wrong that they see as wrong. Laws are allowed to be in place to punish crimes against those who do wrong.
Yet, many do not believe that God should punish anyone for doing anything wrong. People often see God as just love and never punishing. The world does not see anything wrong with sin and even has made laws promoting and allowing sinful behavior to occur.
Although the world appears to get by with sinful behavior, God will pour out judgement upon them in the end. While on this earth, God’s judgement may occur in sickness, death or loss of something. He pours out coals, fire and brimstone upon the wicked to get their attention to look to Him for salvation and turn from their wickedness.
Jesus has provided a way out from that judgement by dying on the cross and raising from the dead to remove all sin. God, in His infinite love, calls all people to turn from wickedness so that may have an abundant and eternal life.
As a believer, you have been forgiven of your sins and all sin has been removed. Do not allow yourself to be like the world and turn towards the wickedness that God hates and will judge.
Love the righteousness and holiness that God loves and desires of you. Turn from sin and live the holy life God has called you to live so that God will not have to pour out punishment and judgement upon you in the end. Let the world know what is coming if they continue to live in sinful ways.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will live the holy life God has called you to live; that God will give you strength to turn from wicked ways; and that you will be a witness of God’s true love for the world.
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