Not sure why I was led to this passage this morning, but here it is.
“For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make shall remain before me, says the Lord, so shall your offspring and your name remain, from new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the Lord.
“And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”
Let’s face it folks, there are two-sides of the coin throughout the bible. Here’s another example; this one from the very end.
Revelation 22:14-15 Blessed are those who wash their robes so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Then there is another passage that comes to mind.
Romans 9:1-3 I am speaking the truth in Christ – I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit – that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh.
There will be a day of judgment for all humans. It will be wonderful for some and awful beyond comprehension for others. Paul knows this, yet his love for others was so strong that he would be willing to sacrifice his salvation for his kinsmen.
I can’t say that I am at that point. Until then, I think a lesson to learn is to feel that same type of compassion for the lost that Paul describes for us. Therefore, he was unceasing in his evangelism. Rightly so.
Father, I want to have this same passion. I don’t want to simply get caught up in the everydayness of life. I want to share the gospel. Amen.
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