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Repentance or Judgment

Dear Neighbor,

Do you ever consider the Judgment on the Day of the Lord? This morning I read Isaiah 12-17. Chapter 12 begins with thanksgiving to the Lord for his grace and kindness towards sinners.

Isaiah 12:2
“Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
For the LORD GOD is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.”

The man whom the Lord has saved from the destruction that he knows that he deserves gives thanks to the Lord and he makes known his deeds among the peoples. He exalts the Lord before other men. He not only does so among his own but he exalts the name of the Lord throughout the earth.

Throughout chapters 13-17 there is destruction on the day of the Lord. The Lord uses Babylon to destroy but then Babylon is destroyed for destroying. Nation after nation is destroyed because they do not repent and exalt the Lord. However, throughout all of this, there is the grace of God remembered and foretold. 

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.

Throughout all of the Scriptures, there is the promise of forgiveness for all who repent and exalt the Lord as God, but destruction for all who continue in the way of the world.

Michael Peek
Your Servant for Jesus’ Sake

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