The Lovingkindness of God is Judgment To Grow By, Part Two

BY PGF
6 months, 1 week ago

Part One

Starting in verse 17, we see the third judgment from the Lord.

“17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

19 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

21 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

We suppose that the third judgment type refers to transgressions against others. Perhaps one can have iniquity against the Lord for failing to give of the firstfruits. There may be a connotation to that effect in this judgment, but we doubt that’s the whole meaning. The first reason is that rebellion against the Almighty is already covered in the second judgment (Verse 11). And, it’s challenging to have inequity against the Lord since there never can be any attaining unto equity with God. You are altogether and only, without Him, unable to do any good (Romans 3:12); you are totally depraved in the sight of that which is holy.

Assuredly, becoming fools by transgressions because of inequity against people are seen by God, and He brings into judgment those that commit wickedness against their fellows. That’s an important point in verse 17; we become fools for transgression, which brings affliction; in most cases, the misconduct spoken of is injustice, prejudice, unfairness, or bias.

We must note carefully that a communist did not write the Holy Bible. The mind of the American is saturated with incorrect word definitions, even among those rejecting socialism. Injustice and unfairness do NOT mean inequality; there is no sense whatsoever in the Scripture of a drive toward being equal. The New Religion has taken the redefined terms of 1984ism and now teaches them as though God were trying to “level the playing field” in all portions of society. The thing men are equal in is sin, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23. The saying that the ground is level at the foot of the cross is apt; there is none good, no not one, God is no respecter of persons.

It’s tedious to write this, but it needs to be said from the rooftops a thousand times; that the New Religion is apostate, partly because it thinks that God is no respecter of persons becuase God no longer deems sin as wrong; they claim. Inequity means, most often in scripture, bias toward men concerning the law and especially the law of God in commerce (Just Balance) and punishment for crimes.

We’ll offer a few; here’s the first example.

“Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.” – Leviticus 19:15

Sin is the standard in the law; righteousness is the test of knowing that there is only One righteous.

“Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.” (Moses speaking) – Deuteronomy 1:17

“Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.” – Deuteronomy 16:19

Again, sin is the standard in the law; righteous judgment must not be perverted. These laws and commands fall under the ninth commandment of Holy God, Exodus 20:16.

There is this proverb 24:23, and see 1 Peter 1:17 with Romans 2:11.

“To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.” – Proverbs 28:21

These sum up the reasons against “disequal” treatment perfectly. Are not the global oligarchy and their governments operating openly in grave sin, having thought so highly of themselves? They respect nothing but money, take from those they don’t favor, and rule with the desire to make peasants through bread, treating those they disdain as having no soul. They transgress to enrich themselves as they plan the death penalty upon billions for no cause.

From these laws of God cited here and others are derived the American concepts of equality under the law, the right to face your accuser, a speedy trial by jury, and a tiered system of redress from higher courts. But all of that has now been rigged.

Making application, we can cite two verses from Timothy; these are your rulers.

“3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” – 2 Timothy 3:3-4.

Vengeance is the Lord’s against them and woe unto those that join them from any class or station. Keep in mind that the New Religion also rejects the plain teaching of the vengeance verses. God’s law and word speak not only of vengeance on the final day but also that God will tire of the willful transgressions of the wicked. A generation gets judged and pays the just recompense; days of vengeance rage as the Lord of hosts wields His sword against those who partake. The day is swiftly arriving when the last baby will be killed under the color of law; the final “vaccine” that causes a lifetime of disorders will be administered, and the end of shedding innocent blood will arrive. The list is almost endless; the day is coming. David prayed for God’s vengeance upon his enemies (Psalm 94) and got it in his lifetime.

But turn again to our Psalm and verse 18. The just man, a good man, and upright will be sick to his stomach at the error of transgressing against his brother; he becomes afflicted, drawing as if to death with guilt and shame. The honorable man is quite different than those described in 2 Timothy 3:3-4 above.

Jesus said woe to them by whom offenses come. This is why critical bible teaching tells us; that if you have transgressed your brother, go and be reconciled to him right away (Matthew 5:24). And likewise, if one has offended the Law-word, go and settle the matter (Matthew 18:15-17), as this section of Matthew 18 is the procedure for removing unrepentant sinners from among your midst. Pray to God for mercy, apologize first to God, then go to your brother and be made whole. If you think someone owes you an apology, forget about it until seventy times seven (Matthew 18:22). Pray for them to be the very best Christian God would have.

Cry out unto the Lord in your trouble and be saved out of your distresses, being delivered from your destructions. Again, read the chorus in verse 21 and pray over verse 22.

In the fourth judgment type from God, we run into problems with the text as it’s hard for some to grasp that He commands and raises the storm.

“23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

24 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.

28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.”

Those who demand that God be not above all His creation have a problem understanding their very nature; they elevate themselves above their station and lower God co-equal. We say again; God raises the storm! Jesus is the Christ, the Saviour, gifter of eternal life, AND Lord (Romans 6:23, 10:13). God refines you, purging your sin by pruning that you bear more fruit, “Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” – John 15:2

And what of Psalm 66? Please read the whole Psalm. It’s only 20 verses; here are 10-13.

“10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. 11 Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins. 12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place. 13 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows” – Psalm 66:10-13

And, as you may have rightly figured, there’s a proverb, 25:4.

These are but a few examples from which we must come to understand that God purifies us to make us a vessel fit to bring Him glory through our seeking of Him. And who, having been tested, does not come out with more profound respect and love of God, showing forth in our more excellent works by His power and righteousness through us in the world? The New Religion must think that having their feelings justified by the tickling of their ears is how God grows them. God brings a storm in the believer’s life to raise and train you therein. Get over it and adapt or remain a permanent infant or worse; walk away, having tasted at the first that God’s word is sweet, but rejecting Him when discovering that His word in us can be bitter to the belly (Revelation 10:9).

In Part One of these posts, having touched upon that this fourth judgment here is not to be confused with the second, we should explain further. In the second judgment (Verses 10-16), they have rebelled against the Almighty’s Law-word, that which He commands. For this, God must take action to bring them into the understanding of His demands as not only Saviour but Lord. Here in this fourth judgment, God purposefully raises a storm within which He may purge us of dross as the great refiner of those that are His, bringing forth more acceptable silver we come out the other side purer, closer to being a son and type of Christ.

Of course, verse 30 also presents a problem for the New Religion as they believe God is some type of cosmic genie in a bottle to bring them to their desired haven. Having rejected God’s sovereign will, they refuse to hear how it’s God in the first that would set them on their journey, making them a worthy Christian soldier. Over and over, He would purge and purify, grow and mature you. Still, many don’t want the temporary and necessary interim discomfiture that God may get a significant gain in glory through their later service walking in the works of His will.

Read verses 28-32 again, pray, cry out, and do as He desires of you.

In the final post on Psalm 107, Lord willing, although we felt compelled to cover it somewhat here, we’ll see judgment against nations and rulers.


Comments

  1. On June 1, 2022 at 9:27 am, Bob in NC said:

    “… to understand that God purifies us to make us a vessel fit to bring Him glory”

    Yes, and God also use affliction and suffering to strengthen our faith as a methods of sanctifying us an purifying the Church.

    But sadly, you will not hear this or other “uncomfortable” subjects preached/taught in most evangelical churches today. Contemporary Christianity has compromised the gospel preferring instead to tickle people’s ears so as not to alienate them.

  2. On June 1, 2022 at 9:31 am, PGF said:

    Thanks @Bob. I was going to mention sanctificaiton as an effect but didn’t want to stray too far. you summed it up very nicely.

  3. On June 1, 2022 at 10:07 pm, Jonah said:

    Thank you.
    Through these readings I gain new understanding and always look forward to your next post.

    June is an important month for Christians to celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
    It gives us all a chance to pray against the pagans “pride” month and remind ourselves of Jesus’ never ending glory.

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