Nehemiah 13:18 Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.
Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
The profaning of the Sabbath was a type of the act of rejecting Christ. This act leads to even more wrath from God – the sort we cannot imagine. The whole of revelation speaks never of the wrath of men or of the devil but is full of references to the wrath of God. God did not appoint us to wrath but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus. There is no other means of evading this wrath … there is no other name given by which we can be saved. Christ is the way, the truth and the life …the only way to escape God’s wrath. I pray this vital truth will be enough to sustain you through the trials and challenges …always remember, there is no wrath worse than the wrath of God designed for the devil and his angels …not for you.
Our repentance is to come back to Christ, confess our sins to Him, learn of Him and be surrendered afresh to Him.
Nehemiah speaks of the greater wrath that the nobles brought in disdaining the sacredness of God’s divinely ordained rest. Overworking ourselves and breaking down in exhaustion is nothing compared to the folly of not leaning on the finished work of Christ. The one who said “It is finished “.
Verses for further meditation
Acts 4:12; Titus 2:11
Thoughts for Business and the work place
When negative events occur we must search not just search symptoms but root causes
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, may I never lose the salvation that Christ earned for me. Amen
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