“The day is near when I, the Lord, will judge all godless nations! As you have done to Israel, so it will be done to you. All your evil deeds will fall back on your own heads.” Verse 15
We are so eager to be the authority on judgement or revenge and God is so eager to remind us that we are not.
The concept that the Lord will right every wrong and personally judge every heart should bring peace and humility. Not vindication. We are so quick to rub our hands together and imagine how great it will be when our enemies finally get paid back!
But the gospel tells us that we shouldn’t have enemies. And if we do, our behavior towards them should be marked by love.
Does God’s impending judgement on the world bring you anxiety?
We should all experience a healthy dose of fear about it, remembering our standings with the LORD. But it should prompt humility, compassion, quick forgiveness and grace, grace, grace, grace.
This message has been hemmed into every story in the Bible: God will have the final word. He’s sovereign. He’s trustworthy. Your life on earth is momentary, and a life with Christ is eternal!
I’m so thankful for the hope we have in Him.