Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Sought With An Ocean of Tears
The prayers of these desperate rebels are like the howling's of a dog! They are cries extorted by strong necessity and intolerable anguish!
Sinners miserably delude their own souls by proposing to live in the indulgence of their sins and die in the exercise of repentance. True repentance is never too late but late repentance is seldom true!
Prayers are of no use in the eternal world. The day of grace is at an end, and the wretched shall cry in vain to the rocks and mountains to fall upon them, and hide them from the wrath of the Lord and of the Lamb.
Behold, now is the accepted time, now the Lord waits to be gracious. But the day is coming which is cruel with wrath and fierce anguish! No place shall then be found for mercy though sought with an ocean of tears!
The punishment is indeed tremendous but the sin that cause it is atrocious! It is no less than a contempt and hatred of the counsels of the Lord. What is this, but an undeniable proof of enmity against God Himself? And will not God avenge Himself on His enemies?
When men do not chose the fear of the Lord, but prefer the base pleasures of sin, they give plain proof of their hatred to God. How then, can they escape the damnation of Hell?
They laughed at God's threatening's, as if they had been idle tales and God shall laugh at them!
They despised His counsels and He shall despise their prayers!
They were always rebellious, and continued unchanged under all admonition and God will prove an immutable avenger, and will pay no regard to their cries for help.
They took pleasure in sin and God will laugh in punishing them on account of it.
God is not to be blamed but on the contrary, He will be eternally glorious as their Avenger. His insulted mercy will be glorious in the punishment of His despisers. His unsullied justice shall shine in dispensing to the workers of iniquity, the wages of their wicked works!
Sinners never think they have drunk deep enough of the poisoned cup of sin but they shall at length be filled with it. Then shall it satiate them when they find that intolerable misery is its native consequence. That cup which now delights the lover of evil will then be found a cup of fury, and the wicked must drink it down to its bitterest dregs!
He who cherishes iniquity warms in his bosom the most venomous of serpents! Sinners owe their ruin to their willful hardness of heart, to their abuse of divine mercy, and to their indifference to God's salvation.
If the prosperity of fools leads them to the indulgence of sin, and the neglect of holiness, it renders their damnation more certain and more dreadful!
Proverbs 15:29 ... The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
Psalm 34:21 ... Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
Matthew 25:46 ... And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.❤