A Word of Warning

Psalm 7:12 warns: “If a man does not repent, God will whet His sword, He has bent & readied His bow”. Although God is incredibly gracious and patient, we must not think that He will continually overlook our sin. He is patient, but this verse also reminds us that if we do not repent, God is preparing His weapons to use against us.

Envision the weapons described in this verse as aimed directly at you — weapons not wielded by man but by omnipotent God! It should be a deterrent to us: do not presume on His patience. Do not continue in known sin.

Remember the admonition of Psalm 103:9, “He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever”; and of Proverbs 29:1: “He who hardens his neck after much reproof will suddenly be broken, and that beyond remedy.” James 5:9 warns those who would continue in sin: “Behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.” And Psalm 7 reminds us that if we do not heed the ample warnings God has given us, He is “armed & ready” to enforce His “do not trespass” laws!

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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