This post is Day 7 in a series of studies about “Jude”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Jude – Day 7
Punishing children and future generations is a deterrent for us. Many people would think twice about adultery, theft, murder, idolatry if they knew that their children would suffer as a result. Throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, God is telling us that sin is sin, and must be punished.
And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling – these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.
Yesterday we read about the people who rebelled against Moses, and consequently against The Lord. Today we hear about an angelic rebellion. All of this teaches us about an all-powerful God, but a God who does not enjoy punishing or sending beings to hell, whether people or angels.
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished, He punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation. Exodus 34:6-7.
Punishing the children and future generations is a deterrent for us. Many people would think twice about adultery, theft, murder, idolatry if they knew that their own children would suffer as a result.
Throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, God is telling us that sin is sin, and must be punished. Praise God for Jesus who took ALL our sins to the cross, so that we can be forgiven. What an amazing God we serve.
In Genesis 3 we read of satan’s first appearance in the garden of Eden. 3 chapters from the end of the Bible, in Revelation 20 we read of him being bound for 1000 years.
Praise God for His Word which is a daily encouragement. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalms 119:105.
Praise God today for sending Jesus to die on the cross for you, taking any punishment that you deserve, so that your children can live, really LIVE.
Praise God for the consistency of The Bible. From beginning to end it tells the same story.