Summary: a) Condemned at God’s Judgment b) Separated from Believers.
• Without God,
• Ungodly – Forgetful careless lives
• They live according to their passions.
• Pursuing their dreams, goals, & plans but not God
• Disrespect, Denying, Disobeying God
• Many think that so long as they don’t do wrong it is as if they did right.
• They are righteous in their own eyes
Psalm 1:5 (AV)
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
Psalm 1:5 (The Message)
5 Without defense in court, unfit company for innocent people.
Psalm 1:5 (GNB)
5 Sinners will be condemned by God and kept apart from God’s own people.
Psalm 1:5 (The Living Bible)
5 They are not safe on Judgment Day; they shall not stand among the godly.
Psalm 1:5 (NCV)
5 So the wicked will not escape God’s punishment. Sinners will not worship with God’s people.
A lawyer had a caged starling in his office. The bird had learned to answer when he was called. One morning a boy entered the office. The lawyer went out for a few minutes, arid when he returned the cage was empty.
"Where is Charlie," he asked the boy. The boy answered that he didn't know. "Son, Charlie was in the cage when I went out. Where has he gone?"
The boy repeated that he did not know anything about the bird; that probably the door of the cage was open and the bird had flown away. At that the lawyer called out, " Charlie, where are you?"
"Here I am," answered Charlie, and the voice came from the boy's pocket.
Imagine the boys situation. He had stolen the bird and hidden it in what he thought was a safe place. To hide his guilt he had lied twice; then the voice came from his pocket to betray him. There was no way he could deny that testimony. Not a word could he say. The bird was a living witness of his guilt, of his theft and of his lie.
That is what will happen when a world of guilty sinners who have tried to hid their ungodliness from God
Ps. 1:5 – Double Doom
a) Condemned at God’s Judgment
b) Separated from Believers.
Hebrews 9:27 (AV)
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die,
but after this the judgment:
It is called the “Day of Wrath”
Revelation 6:17 (AV)
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
It is called A Day of Destruction
Job 21:30 (AV)
30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
God’s Judgment for the Unbeliever
Revelation 20:11–15 (AV)
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works….
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.