“…for the Lord will carry our his sentence upon the earth full and without delay.”
Most people have forgotten about what the Bible calls “the fear of the Lord.” We have forgotten that God is holy and our sin is an offense against his holiness. He must hold us accountable for our sins or he is not just.
But he is just. His righteous anger against all our sin must occur. One day, this verse clearly says, God will carry out his sentence of judgment upon all the earth. He will do so without delay.
Some say, “But this was written thousands of years ago! He has delayed!" Not from his standpoint. From eternity’s perspective, one day is like a thousand years. Jesus will return one day, soon, without delay, and hold us accountable for how we have lived his life that he gave us.
Are you ready to meet him when he returns? Can you do so confidently with your sins forgiven and the confident expectation of eternal life? Do you have the fear of the Lord in your heart?
Jesus is returning. He said so. That’s all we need to know.
How will you respond now to this reality?