January 22nd in the Year of Our Lord 2021

To whom it may concern,

The text that I read this morning was Isaiah 12-17. The apostle Paul said, when he preached on Mars hill: (Acts 17:30-31) “Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”

Isaiah 12 begins with thanksgiving for the salvation of the Lord, then chapters 13-17 speak about the coming day of the Lord. in which he will judge the world in righteousness through a man whom he has appointed. (Isaiah 16:5)
“A throne will even be established in lovingkindness,
And a judge will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent of David;
Moreover, he will seek justice
And be prompt in righteousness.”

Mankind does not like to hear of the judgment of God. Modern man has painted God is a grandfather who laughs at sin, pats on the head and gives out candy. However, the God of the Bible is abounding in grace but he is angry about unrepentant sin. There is forgiveness of sins but you must repent (turn from sin) and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

I do not understand the indignation of man who refuses to listen to the word of the Lord or change the word of the Lord to mean what they want it to say or mean what they do not want it to say. You cannot read the word of God and ask of the word; “What is this saying?” Without reading grace for the repentant and wrath for the indignant. The Lord God forgives sin but he will not leave the guilty unpunished. (Ex 34:6-7) Jesus said, (Luke 13:3) “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

In Christ alone,
Michael Peek
The Nurse Theologian