Jeremiah 47:6-7 No Other Grace But Jesus

Jeremiah 47:6-7 (KJV)
O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.
How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there hath he appointed it.

It is, I believe, an example of wondrous kindness that the very same prophet pronouncing this judgment would also beg that the judgment be stopped.

It is even more remarkable when we consider:

  • That the recipient of this judgment was an enemy of Israel and had been for generations.
  • That the executioner of this judgment had also judged Jerusalem

The child of God wishes no evil on anyone, not even his greatest enemies. We long to see them:

  • Reconciled to God
  • Forgiven
  • Changed and united with the people of God

And so we pray

Yet there is a truth that cannot be escaped; those who are not united to Christ in saving faith have no option but the wrath of God.

  • There is no other grace but Jesus
  • There is no other salvation but the gospel
  • There is no other prayer that can deliver one from this judgment except the humble prayer of repentance, calling upon Christ for salvation

Christians don’t want any to suffer this wrath, but we are bound to warn all that, except they repent, they shall likewise perish.

 

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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