When the Titanic struck the iceberg, it didn’t sink right away. At first, people kept eating and drinking and dancing on the doomed vessel. Many slept right through the collision. Most could not believe the first reports of the coming disaster. “We were told this ship is unsinkable!”
The Lord warns us of the terrible destruction of judgment day, not because he despises us but because the universe is condemned, just like a sagging and rotting house. He is even now finalizing his plans for an entirely new world, and it is his passionate Fatherly desire to take us all there.
But first, our minds and hearts. It is urgent that we recognize the reason for God’s judgment and accept responsibility for our part in it. The prophet Joel said, “Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love” (Joel 2:13).
Repentant hearts welcome grace and mercy from their Savior Jesus. Repentant hearts are not only spared God’s anger but are given wonderful promises. Interested in seeing the great things God will do? Keep reading.