Psalm 7:11-13 11 God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day. 12 If he does not relent, he[e] will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
Response : Wonderful God, You judge the righteous, You have not given me up to be condemned by the lips of persecutors. My enemies cannot sit on God’s throne, nor blot my name out of His book. I will let them alone, then, God will find time for His revenge.
God is angry with the wicked every day. He not only detests sin, but is angry with those who continue to indulge in it. I have no insensible and stolid God to deal with; He can be angry, nay, he is angry today and every day with you, you ungodly and impenitent sinners. The best day that ever dawns on a sinner brings a curse with it. Sinners may have many feast days, but no safe days. From the beginning of the year even to its ending, there is not an hour in which God’s oven is not hot, and burning in readiness for the wicked, who shall be as stubble. God has set up his royal standard in defiance of all the sons and daughters of apostate Adam, who from His own mouth are proclaimed rebels and traitors to his crown and dignity; and as against such He haa taken the field, as with fire and sword, to be avenged on them. Yes, He gives the world sufficient testimony of His incensed wrath, which is revealed from heaven daily in the judgments executed upon sinners, crushed to death by God’s righteous foot, only for the viperous kind of which they come. At every door where sin sets its foot, there the wrath of God meets them. Every faculty of soul, and member of body, are used as a weapon of unrighteousness against God; so every one hath its portion of wrath, even to the tip of the tongue. As man is sinful all over, so is he cursed all over. Inside and outside, soul and body, is written all with woes and curses, so close and full, that there is not room for another to interline, or add to what God hath written.
If he turn not, He will whet His sword. What blows are those which will be dealt by that long uplifted arm! God’s sword has been sharpening upon the revolving stone of our daily wickedness, and if we will not repent, it will speedily cut us in pieces. Turn or burn is the sinner’s only alternative. He has bent his bow and made it ready. Lord You have shown mercy and remind us everyday to beware and yet stubborn, seared consciences still prevail by choice of sinners.
Even now the thirsty arrow longs to wet itself with the blood of the persecutor. The bow is bent, the aim is taken, the arrow is fitted to the string, and what, O sinner, if the arrow should be let fly at you even now! Remember, God’s arrows never miss the mark, and are, every one of them, “instruments of death.” Judgment may tarry, but it will not come too late. The Greek proverb says, “The mill of God grinds late, but grinds to powder.”.
Thank You Lord, I do not have to worry, help me keep to Your course and sound the warning to as many as I can. It is truly my privilege to belong to You. Amen.