The Hammer Falls (Judgment deferred is not judgment forgotten)
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