Why would our God
who is love
deliver people from evil,
and then allow them
to be destroyed?
Well, the answer is simple.
According to scripture,
it’s because they do not believe.
Jude 1:5 says,
“I want to remind you
that the Lord at one time
delivered his people out of Egypt,
but later destroyed those
who did not believe.”
The word “believe” in this verse
comes from the Greek word “pisteuo”
which means “to think to be true,
to be persuaded of,
to place confidence in the thing believed;”
“to entrust a thing to one - his fidelity.”
“Believe” is to trust in God and be faithful.
Two alternate words for “believe”
are the words “I do.”
If you were to read the Bible,
you would find that faith in God
and what His Word says
is the foundational truth.
“He who believes in Him
is not condemned;
but he who does not believe
is condemned already,
because he has not believed
in the name of
the only begotten Son of God.”
This is the second time
in the last two days
that John 3:18 has come up.
This has to be the work of the Holy Spirit.
“He who believes in the Son
has everlasting life;
and he who does not believe the Son
shall not see life,
but the wrath of God abides on him.”
You see -
“People perish because they refuse
to love the truth and so be saved.”
2 Thessalonians 2:10
Let’s face it -
people are already perishing.
we are already dead in our sin.
"God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son
into the world to condemn the world,
but to save the world through him.”
God has extended grace to all of mankind.
His grace is absolutely sufficient for all of us!
By allowing mankind time to turn from our sin,
and believe in Him,
we all have the opportunity to be saved
from eternal death.
We all have the opportunity to live with Him
in the New Jerusalem.
Let’s not forget who God is.
He is the Creator of all things.
He is the One who gives us breath.
He is the reason
we have an extension on our life.
Our Father God
is to always be worshipped and be praised.
I am forever grateful to our sovereign God.