"What will you say when He punishes you?" Jeremiah 13:21
God has threatened to punish lost sinners — every sinner who
lives and dies in unbelief. His threatenings are written in His Word —
that we may read them; they are published by His ministers —
that we may hear them;
they are often repeated — that we may not forget them;
some of them are fulfilled in this world — that we may
believe and fear them.
No unbelieving, impenitent, careless sinner shall escape!
The whole of the wicked, shall be turned into Hell — and all
the nations that forget God.
Every one will be punished . . . justly — in exact proportion to the nature and
number of his sins; universally — in every part of body and soul;
fearfully — without any mixture of mercy; eternally — without cessation or end!
The threatenings of God are backed and sustained . . .
by His omnipotent power;
by His unchangeable purpose;
by His impartial justice;
by His inflexible holiness;
and by His solemn oath.
They cannot be more sure — nor can they be more dreadful.
Lost sinner, they are all pointed at you! They speak
. . . of snares, of fire and brimstone, of a never-dying worm,
of a lake of fire, of blackness and darkness, of gnashing of teeth, of eternal separation from God
and a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire, that will consume
the enemies of God! Hebrews 10:27 - Punishment is in store for you! You are warned of it, and
invited to escape from it! But if you do not, then "What will you say when
He punishes you?"
"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan