Today's Devotion (Thursday)



The Earth’s Ruin

ISAIAH 24:1-22


Key Verse:

"The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish" (Isaiah 24:4).

Events and occurrences in the world today point to the fact that the world will soon cease to exist. It is true that no one knows God’s programme for the world with all the things therein, except the disclosures already made in the Holy Bible. Human beings, the apex of God’s creative power, have corrupted the world. This trend did not start in the recent past. Right from the Genesis, God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually (Genesis 6:5). Since then, generation after generation has regrettably proven that the preceding generation’s level of wickedness, sin and inhumanity would be a mere child’s play. Isaiah chapters 24-27 are often called ‘Isaiah’s Apocalypse.’ These chapters discuss God’s judgment on the entire world for its sins. The prophecies of Isaiah were directed at Judah, then to Israel, the surrounding nations and finally to all the nations of the world. The message is simple and clear: God will judge the whole world. Sin’s consequences are devastating. The land would no more yield fruits and crime would pervade the entire society. Today, the situation has gone from bad to worse. Believers cannot stand by, but stand up and cry aloud. The gospel should be preached ceaselessly to sinners in our homes, neighbourhood, schools and workplaces so they may repent and escape the pending doom. We can also distribute tracts and other Christian literatures such as books and magazines. The best time for us to spread the gospel in obedience to the Great Commission is now. Every believer must be involved!

Thought for the day: Where will you be when the world is on fire?

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