Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's (Almost) All Going to Burn

The prophet Zephaniah foretells the terrible Day of the Lord, and there is no escape.

Neither their silver nor their gold
will be able to save them
on the day of the LORD's wrath.
In the fire of his jealousy
the whole world will be consumed,
for he will make a sudden end
of all who live in the earth. (1:18 NIV)

Silver and gold won't save? Not to worry, according to the apostle Peter:

For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. (1 Pt 1:18-19 NIV)

Praise the Lord that when God's wrath incinerates the earth, we who have been covered by something much more precious than silver or gold won't burn up.

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