Summary: We live in a cursed world. Too often, the bad guy gets away. But in God’s judgment, all acts will be brought to light. A just reward will be given. Vengeance belongs to the Lord and He will settle all issues in eternity.
GOD WILL SETTLE ALL ISSUES
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 58:10 “The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 58:11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.”
Romans 2:16 “In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.”
A man kills his wife and hides her body in the back yard underneath a layer of new concrete.
A woman poisons her husband and now lives lavishly on his life insurance.
A police officer plants drugs in someone’s car or apartment and now they are doing time.
A woman cries sexual harassment when it didn’t happen, but you still lose your job.
An elder man is beaten and robbed. There are no witnesses.
Children are used to peddle dope on the streets every day.
A woman throws her newborn baby in a trashcan.
A doctor performs abortions every day while he/she drives a Mercedes, lives in a $500,000
home, and vacations in Hawaii.
You are lied to or abused in some way by your employer.
You are laid off by an employer who keeps workers who have less seniority and/or ability.
The leadership of our company has stolen all of your retirement and you must now get
another job. You can’t retire like you planned.
An innocent young lady is brutally abused. She was blindfolded. There are no witnesses.
Can we even start to imagine the wrongs that have been committed since Adam? Our courts are busy daily prosecuting cases around the clock. Our prisons are overflowing with inmates. Think of the individuals who have committed crimes and yet they were never discovered. They lived high on stolen money. They lived and died with blood on their hands. There were no witnesses . . . . except . . . . for God. His eyes roam the Earth. His ears are always listening. His angels are always recording . . . . every act on Earth, good or bad. God will solve all crimes. God will judge all evil. There will be a day of court when God will settle all issues. And, because of this, we don’t have to settle them.
I. THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN
A. Is Cursed
Genesis 3:17 “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;”
The fruit of our first parents’ rebellion was death, murder, lies, abuse, thief, profanity, etc
Job 14:1 “Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.”
B. Is Temporary
II Corinthians 4:18 “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things
which are not seen are eternal.”
Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
II Peter 3:7 “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in
store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”