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Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 8:58 PM

Proverbs 1: Wisdom's Call (12)

Proverbs 1
24Because I have called and you refused to listen,
have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,
25because you have ignored all my counsel
and would have none of my reproof,
26I also will laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when terror strikes you,
27when terror strikes you like a storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when distress and anguish come upon you.
28Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer;
they will seek me diligently but will not find me.
v.28 gives a chilling conclusion to this curse. "They will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me."

1) People will end up calling out in their calamity. When the last day comes, every tongue will confess and every knee will bow that Jesus Christ is Lord. Before that day, God will break people down, those who've turned their backs upon Him and He will bring calamity and disaster upon their heads, and they will turn and plea for rescue and deliverance. They will seek the Lord diligently. A desperation call. but...

2) God will not answer. God will not be found. Even though they will call, even though they will seek dilligently, God will not be found. He will turn His back for once and for all. "Depart from me, for I never knew you." And there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. And God will laugh. God will mock.

What is the only thing we can say in response to this? Seek the Lord while He may be found.

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