2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.
I can tell you when time stands still. It’s that moment when you’re sitting in a room with family or someone you love and the doctor says, ”I’m sorry, we’ve done all we can, there is nothing more we can do.” It’s as if for a brief moment, everything in the universe just stops. There’s a moment of emptiness. Thoughts seem to escape you, dreams are put aside, the air for a few seconds is silent as words don’t seem to come. Some have described that moment as if someone just knocked all the wind out of you. It’s a serious declaration of what will be the end, without a miracle from God. A person’s only hope after that, is knowing Christ as Saviour, and His promise of eternal life after physical death. Without Christ, there’s no remedy.
As I read the closing of 2 Chronicles 36, I read the words, “till there was no remedy.” This is it. God has been patient long enough. The people and nation of Israel have turned their back on God one too many times. If He doesn’t bring about judgment, then His promises to them are meaningless. The promises of a wonderful land, protection from enemies, a land of plenty, joy and peace, all came true while they were obedient and followed His word. However, just as true was the promise of a price to be paid for disobedience. So, for repeatedly rejecting God and His ways, they’d come to a place where,“there was no remedy.” Their life, in this land, at this time, was done.
I wonder how long will God let our land go before we face a real judgement. How long will He allow people to live in rebellion before we hear the serious declaration, there is no remedy. The eventual answer for Israel was turning back to God.
What will it take to get our attention?
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