This morning I was reading Isaiah 1 while eating breakfast. I read verses 21 through 23, where it talks about the sins of Judah, and it compares it to Sodom and Gomorrah. I was kind of shocked how it described our world in those few verses.
Isaiah 1:21-23 NKJV
21 How the faithful city has become a harlot!
It was full of justice;
Righteousness lodged in it,
But now murderers.
22 Your silver has become dross,
Your wine mixed with water.
23 Your princes are rebellious,
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves bribes,
And follows after rewards.
They do not defend the fatherless,
Nor does the cause of the widow come before them.
When they are comparing it to the sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, it made me think of the way the land there was destroyed.
Genesis 19:24-25 NKJV
24 Then the LORD rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the LORD out of the heavens. 25 So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.
And it makes me think again of how our world is to be destroyed….
2 Peter 3:10-13 NKJV
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.[a] 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
If our world is so sinful, much like the the world before the flood, and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, how much longer can it be before the fires rain from heaven? How long will it be before God says “Enough” and sends His Son to our sinful world? I am so thankful though that I shall be among the people that He finds faithful to Him! I look forward to the day when The Lord comes riding down upon His white horse. I look forward to the day when I get to be apart of the new Heaven and Earth. :)
Revelation 19:11-16 NKJV
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had[a] a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,[b] followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp[c] sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
And how easy it is to be apart of the people who get to see the new heaven and earth…
For God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son that who ever shall believe in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.