Posted by Daniel on 17 November 2022 at 8:44 am

    *<div> *DIVINE RETRIBUTION*</div><div>
    </div><div>_It is advisable you read the text first_</div><div>
    </div><div>📜TEXT:ROMANS 2:3-11📜</div><div>
    </div><div>Romans 2:3-11</div><div>[3]And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?</div><div>[4]Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?</div><div>[5]But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;</div><div>[6]Who will render to every man according to his deeds:</div><div>[7]To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:</div><div>[8]But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,</div><div>[9]Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;</div><div>[10]But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:</div><div>[11]For there is no respect of persons with God.</div><div>
    </div><div>🔑📖KEY VERSE: _*”But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds” (ROMANS 2:5, 6).*_</div><div>
    </div><div>Justice Gray of the US Supreme Court once said to a man who had appeared before in one of the lower courts and had escaped conviction by some technicality, “I know that you are guilty and you know it; and I wish you to remember that one day you will stand before a better and wiser Judge, and that there you will be dealt with according to justice and not according to law.”</div><div>
    </div><div>The text today speaks of the righteous judgement of God, who will render to everyone according to their deeds. We are warned not to judge others of the things we too are guilty of, thinking we can escape the judgement of God. His goodness and long-suffering is to lead sinners to repentance and not hardness of heart. Wrath, tribulation and anguish await those who are contentious and do not obey the truth, because God is not a respecter of persons.</div><div>
    </div><div>Although God is described in the Scriptures as the loving Father and merciful Redeemer, He is also the all-knowing Judge and a consuming Fire (Hebrews 12:23, 29). He watches over our thoughts, words and actions to see if they conform to His precepts of righteousness and holy living. Anyone who chooses to disregard His commandments will not escape His judgement.</div><div>
    </div><div>However, God does not delight in the death of any sinner or backslider. If the people of Sodom and Gomorrah and those in the time of Noah had repented of their sins, like the people of Nineveh, God in His infinite mercies would have pardoned them. But they defied His warning and were all destroyed. The Lord expects those who are saved from sin to live to please Him. If you are saved already, strive to preserve your salvation until the end. This way, you shall receive eternal reward and not condemnation on the last day.</div><div>
    </div><div>✍🏽THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: _*No technical flaws in God’s judgement.*_</div><div>
    </div><div>📜THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: *2 KINGS 11-13*📜</div><div>
    </div><div> *MEDITATION*</div><div>
    </div><div>*How often do you think of divine judgement?*</div><div>
    </div><div>Divine judgement is inevitable and inescapable here on earth and in eternity. Only those who think of it often and live in the consciousness of it will live truly holy on earth and be able to escape His wrath. This is a message that is in the heart of God but rarely given on many pulpits👌</div><div>1. Those who are fast in judging others and pretend not to be guilty of the same, when in actual fact they are, are self deceivers, v3. Are you like that?🤔</div><div>2. Those who misinterpret God’s goodness, forbearance and long-suffering towards them as evidence of divine tolerance of their evil acts are ignorant of God’s ways, v4. Are you one of them?🤷‍♂️ Why do God show His goodness to the wicked?, v4.</div><div>3. There are those who lay up treasure of wrath of God until it is full, v5. How do people do that?, v5. Are you free?</div><div>4. God will render to every person according to their deeds, v6.</div><div>a. Who are those qualified for eternity in v7? Check v7 carefully to see if you are qualified🤷‍♂️</div><div>b. Who are those that will definitely receive indignation and wrath of God in v8? Can you escape?</div><div>c. Who are those that will receive tribulation and anguish in v9? Are you free?</div><div>d. What are the entitlements of those who continually (not occasionally) work well? v10.</div><div>e. Why is judgement or reward be to the Jews first before the Gentiles? (Hint I Peter 4:17, Acts 1:8).</div><div>f. Compare v6 and v11 and draw out your inference as it relates to you.</div><div>
    </div><div>*Prayer points*</div><div>Talk to God of your readiness and decision to break off from every condemnable actions in your life🙏 </div><div>Ask for more light in your heart that will make the divine judgement more real to you🙏</div><div>Ask for wisdom to be walking in the consciousness of the reality of divine judgement, both present and in eternity🙏</div><div>Ask God to paint the consciousness of the judgement of God in our minds and give the necessary fear to be walking carefully🙏</div><div>
    </div><div>*HYMN* There Is A Great Day Coming</div><div>
    </div><div>*Good morning sir/ma.*</div>

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  • David

    18 November 2022 at 1:53 am
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    18 November 2022 at 2:13 am
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    The Lord is coming soon