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July 7, 2023
Daily Reading – 2 Chron. 34-36 / Acts 10:1-22
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.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
I can tell you when time stands still. It is that moment when you are sitting in a room with family or someone you love and the doctor says, “I am sorry, we have done all we can, there is nothing more we can do.” It is as if for a few seconds, everything in the universe just stops. There is a moment of emptiness. Thoughts seem to escape you, dreams are put aside, the air for a moment is silent as words do not seem to come. Some have described that moment as if someone just knocked all the wind out of you. It is 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 does not bring about judgment, then His promises to them are meaningless. The promise 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 pay for disobedience. So, for repeatedly rejecting God and His ways, they had come to a place where, “there was no remedy.” Their life, in this land, at this time, was done.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
I wonder how long God will 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?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director