Friday, 5 November 2010

Till there was no remedy

Till there was no remedy

But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy. – 2 Chronicles 36v16

It had gone on long enough. God had given them chance after chance after chance and still Judah went on her way.

For decades Judah had mocked the messengers of God.

They despised His word.

They scoffed at God’s prophets.

That sounds a lot like the world around us today doesn’t it? It has become acceptable to mocked Christians. God’s word is openly despised. Christian preachers and teachers are scoffed at.

For Judah there was now no remedy. God’s judgement was coming.

God is love. He is kind. He is patient. But He is also holy, righteous, and just.

Because God is holy, righteous, and just sin has a penalty. For Judah the penalty was to be carried away into seventy years of captivity as slaves in Babylon.

Sin still has a penalty. It is so serious that God sent His son to die on the cross to pay that penalty. However He has provided a remedy for the curse of sin.

The problem is that people still reject God’s remedy. After 2000 years man still thinks he can figure out a better way that admitting his sin and yielding to God.

Sadly, one day there will be no remedy. Life will come to a halt. Then it will be too late. There will be no remedy.

That means that we have friends and loved one who will one day lose their remedy for sin. When that happens they will see the God of holiness and justice.

Let’s be faithful in sharing God’s love and patience while there is still a remedy for those around us.

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