Commentary By: Gordon King
We live in a world full of hate, anger, bitterness, evil, and violence. There is no mistaking the increase of sin in the world today, no justification for what is taking place in the world, no reasonable explanation other than the world is reaping what it has sown!
Sin begets more sin, and sin when full-grown brings death!
“Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.“
We see it in the world, we see the increase of sin brought forth by sin, a small sin grows into a large sin, and a large sin brings forth even more sin which eventually brings forth death and destruction!
Sin must be held accountable, and when we sin then we must pay the debt, pay the price for sinning, it will never go unaccounted for! This is why Jesus came, in order to account for our sin so that we may have eternal life. Jesus paid the price for sin by giving His life on the cross, and those who believe in Him have all of their sins accounted for.
However, there are those of the world who have not or will not account for their sin, they must pay the price! These are the ones going into the Tribulation period that will endure God’s wrath upon the wicked.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.“
The unrighteousness of man, all ungodliness will suffer the wrath of God! The Tribulation period is a time of Jacob’s trouble, a time for God to reconcile His chosen people back to Himself, but it is also a time of God’s wrath, it is a time when God will pour out His wrath upon the world.
All sin begins in the mind and the heart, it then becomes an action, it starts small but grows and festers, it attracts more sin like a magnet! The penalty for sin is death, and those not born again will suffer eternal death in hell! They shall suffer the coming wrath of God Almighty, and theirs will be destruction.
It’s not enough to try to be good, to do the right things, to try not to sin, none of these things will save you, for God’s demand for righteousness is perfection! None of us can keep the laws, no matter how hard we try we will fail because they must be kept perfectly. And even if we could perfectly keep the law from this point forward we have already failed because we have all sinned! The only way to obtain righteousness is by being born again, the only way to eternal life is by being born again, the only way to pay our sin debt is by being born again! The only way to escape God’s wrath upon the world is by being born again!
Accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is the only way to have eternal life and escape God’s wrath! Repent and Accept Jesus now!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!