Tuesday, April 8, 2008

God is not mocked!

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As we go about our daily lives, the world continues to deteriorate speedily…increasing in confusion. The evils surrounding us are incomprehensible. Not a day passes without the media exposing another example of the horrible, degenerate state of modern man’s mind.

There are murders of whole families, and there are spouses killing spouses, and children killing their parents. Even classmates are shooting each other. Selfish ambition and greed are escalating out of control, prompting business-class men…holding titles of high esteem…to steal vast amounts of money from the clientele who trusted them. These are only a few of the evils plaguing our society.

Recently, the possible nuclear war with Iran hung like a shroud over our heads, while another disaster now looms large…an economic recession/depression that is threatening the economies of the world. Also, does anyone want another satellite launched that may someday need to be shot down as it crashes back to earth with its lethal contents ready to spill all over us? God says the wisdom of man is foolishness to Him…1 COR. 3:19 “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”. God is watching us. God is not mocked.

Right now, the world scoffs at the existence of God: 2 Peter 3:3…”Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days walking according to their own lusts.” Vs 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of HIS coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”

To mock is to ridicule, make fun of, tease or taunt. To thumb one’s nose at the Great Creator God is no laughing matter…..Proverbs15:3 says …. “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good”. We are not alone!

And Jeremiah 16:17 says: “For My eyes are on all their ways: they are not hidden from My eyes.” God’s eyes scan to and fro…throughout the whole earth, constantly watching, constantly monitoring his creation (Zechariah 4:10).

God is in complete control. As the days pass, which may seem long and very trying, especially for people who seek to do God’s will, we are assured that God will repay man for his wickedness and bring it to an end. King David wrote in Psalm 37:9 “…..evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, they shall inherit the earth, Vs. 10, for yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more…”

God doesn’t count time like we do. The time from David until now has seemed like only a short time to Him. We know in 2nd Peter 3:8 it says that, “one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day to God”. But we also know from this that God is counting the time. There is a day of reckoning coming.

Isaiah 47:10 explains the mindset and destiny of this evil world… “For you have trusted in your own wickedness. You have said, no one sees me. Your wisdom and your knowledge have led you astray. And have said in your heart I am and there is no one else besides me”….Vs. 14 “Behold, they shall be as stubble, the fire shall burn them, they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame….see also Malachi 4:1.

In conclusion, to mock God is a terrible offense. We forget the all-powerful God is only patient, not weak. The abuse that has been heaped on Him will come back powerfully on mankind until such foolishness is completely repented of. GOD IS WATCHING EVERYTHING. The wicked shall have their reward… But, until then, unfortunately, they will continue to prosper in their ways.

Let’s be sure that we aren’t mocking HIM. Stand fast for His truth and wait patiently for His recompense. Remember Galatians 6:7, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a mans sows, that he will also reap.”

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