05/29/16

The Hammer Falls (Judgment deferred is not judgment forgotten)

Dr. Dana Cline

1. God is patient and compassionate toward sinful people (36:15)

2. People continue to reject God's Word

A. People reject God's Word because of pride (36:12).

B. People reject God's Word because of hard hearts (36:13).

C. People reject God's Word because of worldly influence (36:14).

D. People reject God's Word because they don't take God's warnings seriously (36:16).

3. If people ignore God's Word, judgment is certain (36:16).

A. God's judgment is expressed temporally and eternally

1)Temporal judgment (What can we do as Christians in such a culture?)

We must walk uprightly

We must call others to repentance

We must pray

We dare not be complacent

2) Eternal judgment (fixed, final, and ultimate) Hebrews 9:27

B. God's judgment is certain because of His character