“He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.”–Prov. 29:1
Searching the pages of God’s Word we find numerous examples of this, the most notable of which is Israel. Again and again they ignored God’s warnings, sinned, and sufferd horribly as a result. Amazingly God repeatedly offered to take them back if they would come back, but they wouldn’t. You cannot help but be amazed at the patience of God. Only a love so great as His would so graciously await our repentance. Yet,although often reproved, people go on in their rebellion. And not all are the ‘un-churched”.
Some attend church week after week and even read their Bible daily, but they refuse to repent. It is as though they think God will go on forever ignoring their folly, but they are wrong. There is a hidden boundary between God’s mercy and His wrath, and eventually they “shall be destroyed, and that without remedy“. What about you? Can you honesty say that during the course of your Bible reading or hearing the Word of God that you are not being reproved in some way? Your sin might be different than Israel’s sin but it is no less serious or dangerous.
By the grace of God you have been given another opportunity to repent. Whether your sin is one of commission or omission you are in jepordy. No sin of any sort is safe. It should never be ignored. If God is dealing with your heart please don’t delay in dealing with it. After all, no one has ever sinned successfully. –HDS
Lakeway Baptist Church
5801 FM 1960 E
Humble, TX. 77346