Life can seem harsh.

I have taken care of animal situations where it is suffering, or dangerous. It is never fun or pleasant, but as a responsible adult, such things do need done. God seems harsh at times. You can call it uncaring, mean, or heartless, but it is never true. In Genesis 18 God tells Abraham that He is about destroy Sodom. Their wickedness had gone beyond what could be withstood. Abraham responds, “Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked?” His nephew lives in Sodom and he wants him spared, so he begins to bargain with God. “Will you spare it if you find 50 righteous? You could not possibly do that!” God quickly agrees that He will not destroy it if there are 50. Abraham asks “What about 40?” and God agrees, and the bargaining continues till Abraham asks about 10, and God agrees. There wasn’t 10 but only 1, and while Sodom is destroyed, Lot is rescued.   “God knows how to rescue the righteous & keep the unrighteous under punishment until the judgment.”(2 Peter 2:9). God is fair and does what rightly needs done. But what about you? Can the same be said of you? Are you righteous? There is only one way to be and that is to repent of your sins and believe in Jesus.

 

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