Caught by Surprise {5}

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Psalm one

The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hate all workers of iniquity. Thou shalt destroy them that speak foolishly: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.” Psalms 5:5-8. And recognizing he needs God’s direction to escape the coming judgment, and that he needed God’s strength the blessed man calls out to God and receiving God’s word begin to prepare for God’s wrath against his enemies.

But unlike the blessed man who took the time to prepare for the coming season, the ungodly man put no effort into preparing. Instead, his determination was to rage war against God. He was determined in his heart to overthrow God that it moved God to ask the nations over which the ungodly seed of the serpent ruled the question, “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” Psalms 2:1. Because failing to believe the word of God, and failing to prepare against the day of vengeance, the kings of the earth have made a pack against the saints of God not knowing their plot against the saints was a direct rebellion against God. “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” Psalms 2:2-3. The nations failed to believe the message, neither did they took time to read or meditate on the law of God the king, and because the ungodly took no time to read the law, he was ill-equipped and was uninformed because of his unbelief. Therefore, when the season and time came, and he heard the king was on his way to punish his enemies, he was caught by surprise and unprepared for the hour when the Lord laughed at them in his anger. And

caught by surprise, it was demanded that the ungodly pay the penalty for his rebellion. Both the blessed and ungodly man was standing in the presence of the king. But because the ungodly failed to believe the king, the command from the king was that the ungodly should perish, and without warning the flood of God’s wrath came upon him. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.”

However, because of his faith in the word of God, the righteous made good on God’s promises because upon his arrival and appearance the king came to the blessed man and coming to the blessed man he saw that he had done what was instructed of him according to the law. And upon realizing he had done all that was required to save his life, the king’s order was that this sinful yet obedient man was ready to endure the judgment and so hesitated not to send the curse of death upon the land to destroy those who were unprepared because of their unbelief. And seeing that the blessed man had believed his word, the king canceled his liabilities and the blessed man was able to go free from the penalty. His willingness to obey the king’s instruction on how to escape wrath proved he had accepted the penalty and cause of his rebellion. And seeing that he had a heart of repentance, the king was moved with compassion, and so forgave the debt erasing his name from the king’s account, and the words paid in full were written down against his name. But for the ungodly man, a debt was left owing, and so he was counted unworthy; and found to be unworthy was brought to the gallows where he lost his life. Ill-equipped and unprepared because he failed to delight himself in the law of the Lord, God revealed grace, he was unable to survive the outpouring wrath of God. And failing to endure the drought that came upon the land, he continued on in his sinful nature, he persecuted the innocent, robbed the poor, and the fatherless, and committing his hands to evil was judged, cut down in the anger of God’s wrath.

Psalms 37:8-11Cease from anger and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” And because the wicked had built his foundation on wicked and dishonest dealings, he was uprooted from the earth. “The priest is to make atonement before the Lord for the one who erred by sinning unintentionally, and when atonement has been made, that person will be forgiven. One and the same law applies to everyone who sins unintentionally, whether a native-born Israelite or a foreigner residing among you. But anyone who sins defiantly, whether native-born or a man born a foreigner, blasphemes the Lord, they must be cut off from the people of Israel.  Because they have despised the Lord’s word and broken his commands, they must surely be cut off; their guilt remains on them.” And because of his failure and unpreparedness, the ungodly was left under the curse of condemnation because he had failed to act when it was revealed to him that God had appointed a day of vengeance upon his enemies.

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