Proverbs 1:24-28 Mocked in Calamity

Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded, because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you, when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD, would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices. For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them… — Proverbs 1:24-28.

On his death bed a man I know of became uneasy. I learned later that he began to fear the eternity he had scoffed at all his life. He had reared his daughter without fear of the Lord, and was now in her hands. When a relative suggested that a minister should be called to speak with the man about his soul, the daughter flatly refused, saying that he had never wanted anything to do with Christianity while he was healthy and she wasn’t going to flout his wishes now that he was faltering. This man brought his own doom upon himself and died without solace.

Jesus warned the people of his generation again and again, and his word still speaks to us today. What is our answer to his claims on us? The day will come when the stone the builders rejected will crush them.

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