And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the Way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him. And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sIn is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto Me; and if not, I will know. (Gen 18:17-21)
GOD is a Holy and righteous Judge, and He is just and, having found us all guilty of sIn, has the right to carry out the sentence of destruction in His time, but because of His love and mercy, and His longsuffering toward us, He has put off that judgment in order for us to repent. But for some, and these cities were full of them, the sIn is so blatant and grievous that GOD acts in this life to affect judgment. But, as sinners we were no different, and our sIn no less guilty, than these. Only by the grace of our Lord were we, those of us who know Him and having received Him by faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary saved and born again to live in Him.
We are free from the penalty of sIn by the Grace of GOD, and have His strength to overcome the power of sIn. One day when He returns for His own, we will be free from the presence of sIn. Until that day, we are commanded to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to all who will hear. We are to go to this lost and dying world, and as we go, minister to the hurting, disciple one another, and spread the Gospel of Salvation to everyone we meet that they might believe and believing have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. He calls you turn away from your sIn and unrighteousness, that you may receive His forgiveness through faith in what He has already done on that cruel Roman cross. Our GOD is a righteous Judge, but His is also a GOD of mercy and He offers you forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life.