Morning devotion: Read Psalm 58

Psalms 58:6  ¶Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD. 7  Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces. 8  As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun. 9  Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath. 10  The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 11  So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

The last part of this Psalm is a reality in song as David speaks the truth. Remember, there is a line of demarcation between the born-again Christian and the unsaved, the lost.

To break the teeth of a lion is to take away their strength. With no teeth there is no danger. Just like the abominable snowman who became a bumble when his teeth were removed.

The idea here is the swiftness in which the Lord will act. Like the waters that run and the bow that shatters with the pulling of the string, so the Lord acts swiftly. Like the snail that melts in the heat of the summer when finding no morning refuge and the miscarriage of a child, so the lords acts swiftly.  Like the fire before it is lit and the thorns crackle under the pot, so the Lord acts swiftly as a whirlwind to take it all away.  

Do you realize, there were only two believers in creation, Adam and Eve? Do you realize thee where only eight believers left after the flood, Noah and his family? The only ones left after the tribulation will be believers. And when the millennium is over, only believers will remain to inherit heaven and eternity. In each time period, God gave grace to all people giving them opportunity to turn to him. God has given you grace and time to turn to Him through Christ Jesus.

Do not put it off, thinking you have time. Everything is on God’s timing, not yours.  

2 Peter 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Mark 13:31  Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 32  But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 33  Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Revelation 22:20  He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook