The Lord’s Judgment

“I will utterly sweep away everything from the face of the earth,” declares the LORD. “I will sweep away man and beast; I will sweep away the birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, and the rubble with the wicked. I will cut off mankind from the face of the earth,” declares the LORD.
Zephaniah 1:2–3
The Lord’s Judgment
God promised Noah and all mankind that He would never again send a flood to destroy the world. The rainbow is the sign of that promise. So after the heavy rains we can look out and remember the promise God has given us. Yet God does not ignore or turn a blind eye to our sins. God’s final judgment will come upon the entire earth. All life will perish. God promised Noah that He would never again destroy the world by water. The judgment on the Last Day will be by fire. And this final judgment will exceed even the flood by destroying life in the sea as well as on land. The idols we make for ourselves those things that cause us to turn away from the Lord will be consumed alongside all the wicked. Those morally corrupt peoples who have turned from God and rejected His grace. Human wickedness has polluted the entire creation and is the reason everything is under judgment. This is an extremely scary place to be. But when we look to the cross we see that God’s wrath, His anger against our sin, has been poured out on Christ. He took our punishment and suffered our death. So now we live not in fear but in confidence and assurance of our salvation because Christ Jesus has won it for us. And though the world will be judged on that last day, you fellow Christian, need not fear. For God has marked you as His own. The last day of history will be one of great joy as we spend eternity with our God.
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