“For You have made a city a ruin, A fortified city a ruin, A place of foreigners to be a city no more; It will never be rebuilt. Therefore, the strong people will glorify You; The city of the terrible nations will fear You.” (Isaiah 25:2-3)
This is a great verse which reminds us that God is perfect in His judgement’s! Let’s think about Sodom and Gomorrah, and how God brought those cities to ruin because of their continued rebellion. “And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (Jude 6–7) Our God is a God of “Perfect Judgement”, and as He did in the past, so will He do in the future for all those who do not “Repent” of their sin, and call on “Jesus as Lord”. Isaiah didn’t like the fact that many would be in hell for all of eternity, but nonetheless he was going to continue to praise the Lord because the Lord is perfect in all His judgement’s. Even during those times when our loved ones are going through difficulties because of their rebellion, we need to remember that God is perfect in His judgment’s and we need to praise Him! Then we need to pray that our loved ones will absolutely stop their rebellion, and turn back to the Lord.
God Bless Pastor Gerry