Topic: Lot Of The Wicked [Sunday October 15, 2017]
Text: Job 21:22-34
Key Verse: “That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath” (Job 21:30).
Death does not respect any man, as it comes at its own timing. It does not discriminate along social status, economic well-being, financial security, level of education, and numerous other things that matter to men today. While responding to the rebuke of his friends, Job noted that the wicked may prosper but they remain unrecognized by God and unrespected by wise people.
As Judge of all the earth, God will do right. Hell is the lot of every sinner at last, and it makes little difference if one goes singing there, and another sighing. Whether a wicked man dies in a palace or in a dungeon, the worm that dies not and the fire that is not quenched, will be his eternal companions. Thus, differences in this world are meaningless in eternity. Job opposed his friends who argued that the wicked were sure to fall into immediate ruin, and none but the wicked would face such a fate.
On the basis of this principle, they condemned Job as wicked. Like him, no discerning believers should fail to realize that the punishment for sinners is greater in the world to come. The wicked may enjoy great privileges in this life but at death, all is worthless and forgotten. Death should hold no dread for the believer. If anything, we should look forward to it as the beginning of a glorious era with Christ.
Thought for the day: The believer is redeemed to escape the eternal fate of the wicked in hell.
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