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Examples For The Ungodly

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Gen 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Gen 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Gen 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Gen 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Gen 6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

Gen 6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

I'm sure most all have heard of the flood in Noah's day. But note, it's written of, starting at just the sixth chapter into the Bible. What an example. Well, violence and evil started even before that. I'm sure most all have heard the story of how Cain slew Abel. Well it takes place at only the fourth chapter into the Bible.

Gen 4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Here we've only gotten to the sixth chapter in the Bible and look what's happened. Mankind so corrupt God felt a need to destroy most everyone. Well, the Bible contains one thousand one hundred eighty nine, (1,189), chapters.

Learning by experience can sometimes be a hard lesson. Finding out what to do and what not to do by that method, sometimes takes people down some very rough roads. Currently, the early 21st. century, it seems learning is a very easy thing to do. Or maybe I should say, ... it should be a very easy thing to do. As far as reading, writing, math, and things like that, I'm sure it is. But what about life? Life? Yeah, life. It seems that no matter how much education we have, there are some things in life we just have to experience. Hands on you might say. Especially when it comes to the moral aspect of things. The Godly things. Although we all know what is and isn't morally right, it seems most have to experience things directly in order to find out just what it is that they personally can and cannot get away with. Verbal instruction just don't seem to work too well for lots of things. What about examples? If one could see or read accounts of experiences of others surely this would help. I'm sure it does in some cases but it doesn't appear to help with some people. Some of us even make the same mistakes over and over and over. Verbal instruction has it's limitations. People just don't want to listen. It appears we think we know everything there is to know about all things. We certainly should know more than we do about lots of things. We certainly have enough recorded history. History is full of examples to help guide us to a better way of life. A better future. By carefully analyzing history we should be able to recognize things that have proven to be right and not repeat the things that have failed. There's no better history book than the Holy Bible. As a matter of fact, there's no better book about the future than the Holy Bible. It holds the key to Life. Everlasting Life.

Examples are actually a good way of learning. Maybe that's why God gave us so many in His word. Let's look at some examples of what not to do.

Example 1:
2 Pet 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample[1] unto those that after should live ungodly;

1 "ENSAMPLE": 5262. hupodeigma, hoop-od'-igue-mah; from G5263; an exhibit for imitation or warning (fig. specimen, adumbration):--en- (ex-) ample, pattern.

Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

It wasn't God's will that the people in Sodom and Gomorrha perish. It was their own will. The lifestyle they chose. Be sure to read that example to see what kind of lifestyle led to their destruction. The Bible tells us that God patiently waits for us to repent of the wrong we're doing. But, ... just like any parent, He eventually runs out of patience.

2 Pet 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.

Example 2:
Num 16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took

Num 16:2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:

Num 16:3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

Kinda reminds me of Aaron and Miriam, when they complained.

Num 12:1 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.

Num 12:2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it.

You might want to read that example to see how it turned out.

Num 16:4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:

Num 16:5 And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will show who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.

God's very particular who approaches near to Him.

Num 16:6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;

Num 16:7 And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to morrow: and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.

Num 16:8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi:

Num 16:9 Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?

Num 16:10 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?

We have an old saying. Give'm an inch, and they'll take a mile.

Num 16:11 For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?

Num 16:12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

Num 16:13 Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us?

Num 16:14 Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.

Num 16:15 And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

Things are about to get a little tense.

Num 16:16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow:

Num 16:17 And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.

Num 16:18 And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron.

Num 16:19 And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation.

Num 16:20 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

Num 16:21 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment[1].

1 "MOMENT": 7281. rega', reh'-gah; from H7280; a wink (of the eyes), i.e. a very short space of time:--instant, moment, space, suddenly.

Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Num 16:22 And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?

Num 16:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Num 16:24 Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

Num 16:25 And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.

Num 16:26 And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.

Num 16:27 So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.

Num 16:28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.

Num 16:29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.

Num 16:30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.

Num 16:31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:

Num 16:32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

Num 16:33 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.

It don't take God too long to accomplish something. It's good to note here just how precise God can be in dispensing His wrath. His wrath in Revelation 16 will be dispensed to only His enemies. Just like here, none of those loyal to God, will be harmed.

Num 16:34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

Num 16:35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.

Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Another example that took place prior to this.

The Red Sea:
Exo 13:17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:

Exo 13:18 But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed[1] out of the land of Egypt.

1 "HARNESSED": 2571. chamush, khaw-moosh'; pass. part. of the same as H2570; staunch, i.e. able bodied soldiers:--armed (men), harnessed.

These people had been in bondage for four hundred years and hadn't seen any war. Maybe that's why God didn't want them to go head long into battle right at the first, with the Philistines.

Exo 13:19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.

Gen 50:25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

Exo 13:20 And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

Exo 13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:

Exo 13:22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

Exo 14:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Exo 14:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth[1], between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon[2]: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.

1 "PIHAHIROTH": 6367. Pi ha-Chiyroth, pee hah-khee-roth'; from H6310 and the fem. plur. of a noun (from the same root as H2356), with the art. interp.; mouth of the gorges; Pi-ha-Chiroth, a place in Eg.:--Pi-hahiroth. [In Num. 14 : 19 without Pi-.]

2 "BAALZEPHON": 1189. Ba'al Tsephown, bah'-al-tsef-one'; from H1168 and H6828 (in the sense of cold) [according to others an Eg. form of Typhon, the destroyer]; Baal of winter; Baal-Tse-phon, a place in Egypt:--Baal-zephon.

Exo 14:3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled[1] in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

1 "ENTANGLED": 943. buwk, book; a prim. root; to involve (lit. or fig.):--be entangled (perplexed).

Speaking of perplexity. Jesus tells of perplexity just before His return.

Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity[1]; the sea and the waves roaring;

Note the meaning of the word perplexity. Sure fits today. Early 21st. century.

1 "PERPLEXITY": 640. aporia, ap-or-ee'-a; from the same as G639; a (state of) quandary:--perplexity.

639. aporeo, ap-or-eh'-o; from a comp. of G1 (as a neg. particle) and the base of G4198; to have no way out, i.e. be at a loss (mentally):--(stand in) doubt, be perplexed.

Exo 14:4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.

One more time God's going to show Ole Pharaoh His awesome power.

Exo 14:5 And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?

Note, not only Pharaoh's heart was hardened, but his servants also.

Exo 14:6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:

Exo 14:7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.

Exo 14:8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.

Exo 14:9 But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.

Exo 14:10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.

Exo 14:11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?

Exo 14:12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

Exo 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

Exo 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

In the end time, when that Northern army comes against us, God does the fighting for us there too. Just like the Israelites here, we wont have to raise a hand. Read Ezekiel 38 and 39.

Exo 14:15 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

Exo 14:16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

Exo 14:17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

Exo 14:18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

Exo 14:19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:

Exo 14:20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

Here, God used the same source, (fire), to protect Israel and to hinder the enemy. Just as in Noah's flood where God used the same source to destroy and to save. Some taken by the water, and some saved by the water.

Exo 14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

Exo 14:22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

Can you imagine walking through that. There was a similar incident when the children crossed the Jordan River entering into the promised land.

Josh 3:17 And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.

They left the Wilderness the same way they entered it.

Exo 14:23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

Exo 14:24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled[1] the host of the Egyptians,

1 "TROUBLED": 2000. hamam, haw-mam'; a prim. root [comp. H1949, H1993]; prop. to put in commotion; by impl. to disturb, drive, destroy:--break, consume, crush, destroy, discomfit, trouble, vex.

Exo 14:25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

Exo 14:26 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

Exo 14:27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

Exo 14:28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

Exo 14:29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

Exo 14:30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

Exo 14:31 And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

They're plenty more examples for the un-Godly in the Old Testament. I just happened to choose these.

All were examples for us in the latter days:
1 Cor 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

Exo 13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:

1 Cor 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

1 Cor 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

1 Cor 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed[1] them: and that Rock was Christ[2].

1 "FOLLOWED": 190. akoloutheo, ak-ol-oo-theh'-o; from G1 (as a particle of union) and keleu-thos (a road); prop. to be in the same way with, i.e. to accompany (spec. as a disciple):--follow, reach.

2 "CHRIST": 5547. Christos, khris-tos'; from G5548; anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus:--Christ.

1 Cor 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

1 Cor 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

1 Cor 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

1 Cor 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

1 Cor 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

1 Cor 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

1 Cor 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples[1]: and they are written for our admonition[2], upon whom the ends of the world are come.

1 "ENSAMPLES": 5179. tupos, too'-pos; from G5180; a die (as struck), i.e. (by impl.) a stamp or scar; by anal. a shape, i.e. a statue, (fig.) style or resemblance; spec. a sampler ("type"), i.e. a model (for imitation) or instance (for warning):--en- (ex-) ample, fashion, figure, form, manner, pattern, print.

2 "ADMONITION": 3559. nouthesia, noo-thes-ee'-ah; from G3563 and a der. of G5087; calling attention to, i.e. (by impl.) mild rebuke or warning:--admonition.

God demonstrates everything. Not just an illustration but a real life example. The death and resurrection of Jesus was a real life demonstration that there is life after the flesh, and that we are immediately in that life upon leaving the flesh. God has certainly made it easy for the end time generation, (plenty of examples).

Rom 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

So far we've been looking at examples for the ungodly that resulted in death to the flesh. All flesh must die. But what then?

Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Once to die? Yes, the flesh must die. There is another death. Death to souls. As of yet, not one soul has died. But some are going to. God Himself states that fact.

Ezek 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Now here we have words straight from Jesus Himself.

Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Like I stated earlier, God patiently waits for us to repent of the wrong we're doing. He even waits for the wicked to repent. He doesn't enjoy seeing any of His children perish.

2 Pet 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering[1] to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

1 "LONGSUFFERING": 3114. makrothumeo, mak-roth-oo-meh'-o; from the same as G3116; to be long-spirited, i.e. (obj.) forbearing or (subj.) patient:--bear (suffer) long, be longsuffering, have (long) patience, be patient, patiently endure.

It appears the one thing most important to people, which is the Bible, is the thing they're most ignorant of.

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Those who reject the knowledge of God, in other words, those who don't even want to know God, ... God will reject.

Ezek 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Pleasure? God made all things for His pleasure.

Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Have you, or I, brought God any pleasure lately?

Ezek 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

Mat 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

 Now let's look at some examples for the ungodly that will result in death to the soul.

Psa 37:1 A Psalm of David. Fret[1] not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

1 "FRET": 2734. charah, khaw-raw'; a prim. root [comp. H2787]; to glow or grow warm; fig. (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy:--be angry, burn, be displeased, X earnestly, fret self, grieve, be (wax) hot, be incensed, kindle, X very, be wroth. See H8474.

That word envious also means jealous.

Psa 37:2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Psa 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Jer 12:1 Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?

I've heard several people ask this same question. Why do the wicked prosper? These next few verses are to let us know that they really don't.

Psa 37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

Psa 37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

Psa 37:10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

Psa 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Mat 5:5 (Jesus talking). Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Psa 37:12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

Psa 37:13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

We even have an old saying. "His day's a coming". This verse is probably where it originated.

Psa 37:14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.

Psa 37:15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

Psa 37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Psa 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

Psa 37:18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.

Psa 37:19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

Psa 37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

I'm sure most of you've cooked a steak or hamburger on an outside grill. You can't help but notice the fat dripping into the fire and up comes a puff of smoke from it's evaporation. You watch as it rises and very soon it's nothing at all. It's gone.

Job 21:29 Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens,

Job 21:30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

Mat 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

Mat 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Psa 1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Psa 1:6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

It appears the future for the ungodly isn't too bright. You know it's never too late. Even for the ungodly. Remember what God has said?

2 Pet 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.

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Why not get into God's word and gain some knowledge of Him. That will please Him. In Hosea Chapter 6 verse 6 God states.

Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy[1], and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

1 "MERCY": 2617. checed, kheh'-sed; from H2616; kindness; by impl. (towards God) piety; rarely (by opp.) reproof, or (subject.) beauty:--favour, good deed (-liness, -ness), kindly, (loving-) kindness, merciful (kindness), mercy, pity, reproach, wicked thing.

Love. ... It's all about love.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

It's that simple. Believe in Jesus. Let the ungodly turn from their wicked ways and simply believe.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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