When Judgement Comes

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 21:1-10; 38:1-6 (day seven) 
“Thus says the Lord. . .those who go out and surrender to the Chaldeans. . . shall live.”  (21:8-9)  When judgment comes we are to submit to it.  Not complain.  Not resist.  We are to trust/obey God despite the painful moment that our sins have brought down upon us.  God promises a way of escape and commands us to endure because we believe.  (1 Corinthians 10:13)  David is a good example of this attitude that leads to recovery.  “Against you, you only have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified when you speak, and blameless when you judge.”  (Psalm 51:4)  He praised God and refused to accuse God of unfairness.  Admitting that some of the difficulty is life comes in direct response to our sin is humbling.  Some, not all,  heartbreak is the discipline of God, and the way forward is to submit to it and look to Him for mercy to follow.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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