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How do I avoid God’s judgment?

God still hates sin, period! He doesn’t overlook it, sweep it under the rug, or give everyone a free pass. Prov. 7:11 says that He judges ALL sin “God judgeth the righteous,

and God is angry with the wicked every day.” It is by His grace that Believers have obtained forgiveness through Jesus’ sacrifice and by His mercy we have received protection from His judgement. Within this passage, we see how God deals with every type of person.

1. The Unsaved

2 Pt. 2:6-9 “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;“

2. The Carnal Christian

“And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)”

3. The Godly

“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished”

LESSON - This passage provides practical steps for each type of individual to escape the judgment which is to come.

1. The Unsaved

Man cannot save himself. Only God can deliver a person from His judgment. Claim the blood of Jesus as the payment for all of your sin and ask Him to apply His grace and mercy to your sin account. Ask Him to forgive you and save you.

2. The Carnal Christian

Even though Lot was delivered from Sodom, he still experienced great loss. Because he allowed his “righteous soul” to be influenced by the surrounding sinful culture, he lost his family to that same culture. He had failed to provide them a Godly example to follow, so they turned back in their hour of decision. If you are enamored with the culture around you, turn now from it’s “wicked” influences. You will invite God’s protection and provide an example for those with whom you have influence to follow.

3. The Godly

Take hold of God’s “deliverance”

from the temptations with which you currently struggle. Only then will you be able to maintain right fellowship with the Lord and keep your testimony intact. Word to the wise...You fall into one of these three categories. Where are you right now?


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