One thing Christians would never want to happen to them is to die and be counted with the wicked and not the righteous. Therefore, we will look into Job 24 today, in order to learn about those who practice iniquity and their characteristics also. How these people rebel against the light. They are either murders or are continually filled with anger. They steal from people, including the poor and needy. These are those who have eyes full of lust and are adulterers, those who look at pornography, into homosexuality, have sex outside of marriage, and have relations with those who are married. They associate with the dark more than the light. Many of them often get drunk in the evenings and then fill awful in the morning. They are swift to do evil and slow to do that which is good. Therefore, they are cursed in God’s eyes and will be this way lest they repent. Job said all this in the following verses, 1“they are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof. The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief. The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face. In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light. For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death. He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.” (Job 24:13-18)
Job continued to teach us more about the wicked. He said that soon these people will die in their sins. In the grave, worms will take over their bodies, while their loved ones will soon forget them. Everything they did will be no more, along with their riches. These people may have been mighty men and women while on earth, but still, they could not control the day of their death. They may have been lifted up for a time, but are brought low in death. Even in judgment will they bow down at the feet of Jesus. All this Job said, 1“drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned. The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree. He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow. He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life. Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways. They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.” (Job 24:19-24) My friends, this life is short. Don’t be counted with the wicked, but with the elect of God. Only God’s chosen people will make it to heaven, while those who did not do God’s will, will go to hell. Their spirit will leave their body in death and go to this place of torment. Then, after judgment, they will be cast into the lake of fire. Don’t allow this to happen to you, but start following Jesus today.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will discover You and find themselves in Your light. Too many people are living in the darkness and don’t even know it. They need rescuing and have no clue of the destruction ahead of them. Therefore, take these people who are ready and lead them by the hand. Bring good Christian people into their lives, that they may discover what following You really means. What I am seeing in this world are too many bad examples of what Christianity is supposed to be like. And now I know, Lord, why this is happening. Just as You can see every wicked and vial deeds from heaven, I can also see this in people all around me. Being in Your light helps me to know what is righteous and what is wicked. I can see every worker of iniquity and every worker of righteousness. And what is sad, is that I am not seeing very many people doing Your will, but are working for the devil instead. Unfortunately, he has his clutches in the majority of people today, including many so-called Christians. Because people do not live their whole lives for You, but only strive to one day of the week at church, we see people of the world and not in Your light. So, Lord, I pray that people of all ages, countries, and tongues, will finally understand the need for repentance. Then, will they finally be washed by Your blood and have no more desire to willfully sin. Because the Holy Spirit will be in them now, they will cling to what is for You and not against You. Truly, Your ways are holy, and as believers, we are to keep them holy in our lives daily. How could I desire to be saved if I still want to sin and be of the world? This goes against Your will and what we will not see in heaven. So Lord, keep me in Your light. Help me to be Your witness to this lost generation. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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