Topic: Lot Of The Wicked
[DCLM Daily Manna 4 May 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Job 21:22-34 (KJV)
Key Verse: “That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath” (Job 21:30).
Are the worldly rich and wise as their prosperity and sophisticated outlook suggest? Not by any chance, as the objective interpretation of Job’s treatise in the text indicates. A suffering Job admits that the wicked man is several notches ahead of the godly poor in terms of material possessions. The rich man may be swimming in luxury. But unknown to him who does not honour God, he is penciled down for divine wrath if he does not repent. Death does not respect any man as it comes at its own timing. It does not discriminate along social status, economic line, financial security, level of education and numerous other things that matter to men today.
While responding to the rebuke of his friends, Job noted that the wicked may prosper but they remain unrecognised and unrespected by God. As judge of all the earth, God will do right. Hell is the lot of every sinner at last. Whether a wicked man dies in a palace or in a dungeon, the worms that do not die and the fire that is not quenched will be his eternal companions. Thus, differences in this world are meaningless in eternity.
Job opposed his friends who argued that the wicked were sure to fall into immediate ruin and none but the wicked would face such a fate. On the basis of this principle, they condemned Job. Like him, no discerning believer should fail to realise that the punishment for sinners is terrible and greater in the world to come.
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The wicked may enjoy great privileges in this life but at death, all will be worthless and forgotten. Death should hold no dread for the believer. We should look forward to it as the beginning of a glorious era with Christ.
Thought For The Day: The believers is redeemed to escape the eternal fate of the wicked in Hell.
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