Tuesday, January 07 2020
INSTRUMENTS OF INDIGNATION
God is a just judge, and God is angry with the wicked every day. If He does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready. He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts. Psalm 7:11-13
God is a loving and just God who gave His only begotten Son to die for the wicked whom He loves, even though He is angry with them and has created Hell for those who don't repent! There are no gray areas with God's justice like mankind has with his, but God also has grace and mercy that will satisfy His wrath on the sinner who repents!
Contrary to popular belief and ignorance you don't hear about Satan and his demons, he is always mentioned in the scripture as the devil and his angels! It is my personal belief that demons are the instruments of God's indignation in which He sends against the wicked. Throughout the Old Testament it gives reference to God wielding His bow, sharpening His sword and as in the above mentioned scripture, making His arrows into fiery shafts.
One such reference is King Saul who disobeyed God and received an evil spirit sent from God! The point is this: whether demon or angelic host, disobedience and rebellion bring about judgment and we should fear this awesome God who is angry with the wicked every day!
"Now, therefore," says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning." So rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm. Joel 2:12,13
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin