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“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God!” To think that “God’s tempest is gathering its dread artillery. So far the water-floods are dammed up by mercy, but the floodgates will soon be opened: The thunderbolts of God are still in His storehouse, the tempest is coming, and how awful will that moment be when God robed in vengeance, shall march forth in fury!”
Sounds a bit like Jonathan Edwards’, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. May the commentaries of Spurgeon and Edwards encourage us to share the gospel with our unsaved loved ones and friends, to encourage them to flee from the wrath of an angry God into the arms of a loving God who gave His only begotten Son to save us from the wrath to come.
During the Sunday call to worship we read from Psalm 37 that we are to trust, delight, commit, and rest in the Lord. This evening we see what happens when we choose to follow our flesh and disobey God. We lose the presence and comfortable enjoyment of God’s love. We lose our peace of mind and sin destroys our comfort. We lose everything upon which we might draw comfort. We can’t plead the promise of divine protection because we are out of the will of God. We reap what we sow. Spurgeon gives us a stern warning, “Christian, do not play the Jonah unless you wish to have all the waves and billows rolling over your head. You will find in the long run that it is far harder to shun the work and will of God than to at once yield yourself to it!”
Just as Joshua had to choose, so do we. “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!”