Do you ever wonder at what point the Lord decided enough is enough when he directed Noah to enter the ark with his family so he could begin the destruction of mankind?
The LORD observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the LORD was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart. And the LORD said, “I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing—all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.” Genesis 6:5-7 (NLT)
The same question begs to be asked regarding the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. How much depravity was too much depravity? Did God have pre-destined dates and times for when He would press the “DESTRUCT” button on all but a chosen few? Did He hold out hope that things would improve, or did society become so debased and wicked that He simply reached a breaking point?
For we are about to destroy this city completely. The outcry against this place is so great it has reached the LORD, and he has sent us to destroy it.” Genesis 19:13 (NLT)
These are philosophical questions that I ponder regularly, especially since it feels as if evil has the upper hand in our society these days.
“You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.” 2 Timothy 3:1-2
Isaiah warned that there would come a time when rational thinking would cease to exist. People will call what is evil, good and call what is good, evil (Isaiah 5:20). Open up the latest news page or turn on a news channel and I’d say it certainly looks as if we have arrived.
37 “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. 38 In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. 39 People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes. Matthew 24:37, 44 (NLT)
Matthew 24:36 tells us, no one knows the day or the hour of Christ’s return. Based on what we see and hear – I would say His return is imminent. Is our society nearing the point of no return? Have we reached … Enough is Enough yet? And more importantly, if we are close to His return … are YOU ready?
28 So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!” Luke 21:28 (NLT)
Blessings in Christ, Kathy K.