I was reading in Daniel 6:24 today and thinking about the terrible judgment people will face who do not know God and submit to God. They will suffer. Their wives will suffer. Their children will suffer. Those who reject God do suffer and they will suffer. The innocent suffer because of the sins of others around them…
John wrote: ““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:16–17, ESV)
This is so plain. Either you believe and have eternal life, or you reject Jesus and perish (die and suffer judgment).
All around us people are bleeding out. They are perishing, dying and going off to face the judgment of God.
We who are Christians and pastors have a tendency to soften the warnings of judgment, because we are afraid of offending people, but we should, instead soften our hearts and be afraid of offending God!
Don’t soften the warnings of Judgment.
—Soften your heart!
Don’t be afraid of offending people…
—Be afraid of offending God!
People all around us are perishing. God help us rescue the perishing.
Who are you praying for? Who are you loving? Who are you inviting? Who are you engaging in gospel conversation?