Scripture Reading: Romans 1:18-25
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Scripture Quote: Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on them. (John 3:36)
A Christian's soul pants for immortality and the full and perfect bliss of heaven. We envision life there as expanded, matured, purified and made more glorious. It is difficult to comprehend the nonbeliever who neither enjoy true life or happiness here, nor in the world to come - They will never see heaven. God's wrath against sin is not vindictive as human wrath is, but it is the normal consequence of any opposition to God's Law. Blatant resistance to God will incur terrible effects in this world and the next. Those who refuse to bend their knee will be doomed to a disastrous fate.
Those under the wrath of God are under condemnation. No one can escape God's condemnation unless they have received salvation through Christ's sacrificial death. Those who will not believe and repent of their sinfulness, will remain in that miserable condition even after death. They will encounter, with no one to help them, all that is terrible in the wrath of Almighty God. Rather than come to Jesus, who died once for all and who would gladly receive them, they will forever remain condemned in their pride. How unbelievably sad the arrogant, foolish sinner is.
Today’s meditation: Rejoice and give thanks for your salvation!
Memory Verse: Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. (Ephesians 5:6)
Mark 16:15 ESV And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.