This post is Day 11 in a series of studies about “The Weather”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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The Weather – Day 11
David, the psalmist, was passionate about the way God treats the wicked. He was convinced that God would do something dramatic to destroy every evil person on earth. The Lord can do that. But He really prefers each one to have a chance to hear the good news of Jesus!
The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, He hates with a passion. On the wicked He will rain fiery coals and burning sulphur; a scorching wind will be their lot.
This is an image that I imagine would be seen in a horror movie. That is the only place I can think of seeing fiery coals coming from Heaven like rain, and a wind that is so hot it scorches everything in its path although many of us have experienced or seen films of scorching winds that destroy crops as they blow through an area. The psalms have several examples of such unpleasant images particularly when describing the fate of the enemies of The Lord.
David, the psalmist, was passionate about God’s treatment of the wicked. He was convinced that God would do something dramatic to destroy every evil person on earth. The Lord can do that. But He really prefers each one to have a chance to hear the good news of Jesus!
In Psalm 1:4 we read The wicked are like chaff that the wind blows away. David, the psalmist and shepherd, and even much later in his life as king, was totally convinced of the superiority of His God. He spent His life defending God’s image and destroying God’s enemies. Early on in his life and one of the early mentions of David was when he heard Goliath’s words and was angry that this giant should defy the armies of the Living God (1 Samuel 17:26).
Imagine today anyone you think of in the category of “wicked” suddenly finding themselves in a supernatural storm as described above. Who would you like to see there? World leaders? Politicians? Media people? A personal enemy?
It is our job to pray that they all recognise Jesus as Messiah and repent of their “wicked ways”. Let’s do that today.
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