In Job, chapter 21, we learn about the ways of the wicked and how they hate God’s ways but love the things of this world. And the sad thing is, is that many so-called Christians are also categorized with the wicked because of their way of life. It is not for God, but the world also, for only they say they have faith in Christ but do not follow in His ways. And this leads us to what Job said in regard to such people. He said, 1“Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes. Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf. They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ. They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.” (Job 21:7-13) This is the life apart from God. They live under their own site and not God’s. They think they are safe from the fear of God, for they have not allowed God’s ways in their lives. So they live the best life they know. Some live in the abundance of wealth and think they have done so much good because their posterity is also increased in riches because of them. However, their place in heaven is nowhere to be found, but only what they left for their children. In death, these people may be thought of good according to the world’s eyes, but not in God’s. And so we shall see what shall come upon the wicked come judgment.
This leads us to what Job said next about people who do their own will and not God’s, which are called wicked. He said, come death, 1“therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him? Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me. How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger. They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away. God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it. His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.” (Job 21:14-20) 1“That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.” (Job 21:30) Wow, what pride to think that people will tell God to depart from them come judgment day, because they do not care about Hi ways. These people, and also those people who professed to believe in Jesus, but didn’t live for Him, will soon come to know the wrath of God first hand. Their light will be put out forever, as their laughter will be turned into sorrow. These people are destroyed, even in the lake of fire, while those who believed in and lived for Jesus will be rewarded in heaven. What path are you on? The pathway to heaven or hell? It is your choice to make, while you still have time. Only the Holy Spirit can lead you to do what God desires and not the world. So seek Jesus daily.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will begin to put You first in their lives. That they will desire to do what You command them and not what the world desires. What is right has been flipped upside down in this world, while what is wrong has been elevated. Lord, the news media has made homosexuality seem ok and justified in this world. Even abortion is not condemned, but clinics are freely open to kill unborn babies at will. These two things are so awful and so is the third thing that I will address. Lord, pornography is all the rage now with young children and adults. It is freely accessible, which Satan has his hooks on each of these people. And what really saddens me is that Christians are involved with these abominable and wicked things. Many people also do not care about the music, the tv shows, or movies they are watching. They have not allowed You to filter their lives choices, so it has been left for their flesh to choose. Lord, I know that many people that say they believe in You are really living a life apart from You, therefore, there will be a wake-up call come judgment day. I know that people do not care or believe in their day of judgment. It won’t matter to these people until Your wrath sets in, in their hearts, and they are left in fear of the lake of fire. There will be many tears shed that day when people hear, “I never knew You,” “depart from me”. This will be so awful. So, Lord, I pray that people will be awakened into a new birth with You in their life. Renew them in the Holy Spirit. Take them out of a life of destruction and place them on the path of righteousness, which leads to heaven. I wish to see more people be cut loose from their sinful life and be saved. This is my heart’s desire to lead people to know You, Jesus, as their personal Savior. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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