TEXT: LEVITICUS 18:17-30.
🔑KEY VERSE “For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled; That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you” (LEVITICUS 18:27,28).
Two evil friends who specialised in robbing accident victims enjoyed their “vocation” for some time. They usually rushed to accident sites and while the victims struggled between life and death, they dispossess them of their valuables – money, etc. But one night, a strange thunder struck and killed them both. The land “spued” them out of it.
The occupants of the land of Canaan had defiled the land with evil practices. Their iniquity had blossomed and multiplied. The judgement of God came on them as they were rooted out and replaced with Israel.
The earth does not operate independently of the righteous laws of God; there are natural laws such as the laws of sowing and reaping, which often plays out in all spheres of a man’s life. “Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his best on high… For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it” (Habakkuk 2:9-11). Unbridled quest for sins have pervaded the modern societies. All forms of evil – robbery, rape, ritual killings, kidnapping, banditry, embezzlement, etc. are so common these days.
But does the sinner today knows that the horrors of hell must be avoided? Does he know that there is a lake that burns with fire and brimstone “where the worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched;” where those who die in sin will live all eternity? Most persons, even those who profess to read the Bible, still do not believe the truth. The truth is that anyone who dies with any unforgiven sin will certainly be sent into everlasting fire. The way out is to repent from all sin and receive Jesus as Lord and personal Saviour.
✍THOUGHT FOR THE DAY To avoid eternal regrets, receive Christ today as your Saviour.
BIBLE IN A YEAR 2 THESSALONIANS 1-3.
Different dimensions of judgement
- Earthly judgement of individuals who sin v29.
The judgements include untimely death, Ezekiel 18:4 (e.g. the disobedient prophet, I Kings 13:23,24), spiritual death (Adam and Eve), mysterious diseases and sickness (Acts 13:11), afflictions, shame, etc.
- Earthly national judgements in which the whole nation suffers when the land is defiled with sin, vv24,25, Matthew 23:37-39.
- Eternal judgement of individuals in hell fire, Romans 14:12, Revelation 21:8. There is no provision for any sinner who died without repentance apart from hell fire.
- Eternal judgement of nations, Psalm 9:17, Luke 10:12-15.
God will judge all individuals here on earth and secondly in eternity. He also will judge on national basis now and in eternity. It will be a long day of judgement. If a sinner escapes the judgement on earth, they cannot escape the eternal judgement. Does sinning worth it?
Lord give me the fear of God that will always put judgement in view🙏
Lord, cleanse our land from all defilement in your mercy🙏
Lord, I ask for the revival of the Holy Ghost that will consume all unrighteousness in our land🙏
Lord, help me to preserve my life in holiness till I see you face to face🙏
HYMN Have you counted the cost