Supposedly Nero fiddled while Rome burned. There are times when I think we’re just fiddling away as well. Time is vaporized within the redemptive narrative as we find ourselves as points along an historical line. But this time line is not without purpose or reason; it is not the random whim of circumstance. Instead, it is the divinely set course of events in redemptive history whereby the decrees of God are actualized.
Now any sane person would realize quite readily that they really can’t comprehend such a grand scheme, but most have only heard of the goodness. In fact, with the dilution of the gospel becoming a pulpit water sport in our modernity the notion of ‘wrath’ and ‘curse’ and ‘damnation’ are seen as remnants of days gone by when people believed in pitch-forked demons and cancers caused by cantankerous forces of doom.
Be that as it may, the reality of the Day of the Lord does not change. The reality of this world being cursed by God and under His wrath remains true. The reality of the coming judgment of Christ when on the unknown day and hour He will judge the living and the dead in final justice and mercy stays as true today as it was the first day it was revealed through the prophets.
Salvation from God’s wrath is only found by faith in the completed work of Christ by a heart that fully affirms and believes that He and He alone has fulfilled the divine requirements of perfection. I would like to draw your attention to great reminder of this curse and blessing by pointing you to a grandfather in the pulpit – R. C. Sproul.
Listen to this message and drop your fiddle.
“I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction” 2 Timothy 4:1-2