Judgment

David Knows God’s Judgment is Fair - Psalms 7:6 – 7:11 (commentary)

David prays that God would manifest his wrath against his enemies (v. 6). He felt that great injustices had been done against him and he was asking the Lord to come into court with anger to judge his enemies. This is not the kind of language we use in prayer meetings today, but i …

The Judgment is Fair - Psalms 9:11 – 9:20 (commentary)

The theme of this Psalm is that the judgment of God is fair and just to all. Judgment upon David’s enemies comes from the Lord and this is true for us as well. The instructions are to sing praises to the Lord and tell the world about his unforgettable deeds (v.11). He cares …

Judge Rightly - John 7:15 – 7:24 (commentary)

We learn from this passage why Jesus eventually went up to the feast. It was not to appear publicly as the Messiah (because He knew this was the wrong time), but it was an opportunity to teach the crowds the truth and invite men and women to Himself. What a marvelous teacher Jesu …

God’s Judgment on King Herod (Agrippa I) - Acts 12:18 – 12:25 (commentary)

After Peter’s escape, Herod cross-examined the guards and ruthlessly ordered their executions (v. 18). In that day, if a guard permitted a prisoner to escape, Roman law required that he receive the same punishment that the prisoner would have received (v. 19). After this Herod we …

The mark of the beast on the forhead - Revelation 14:8 – 14:13 (commentary)

Revelation 14 graphically declares some of the terrible judgments that will be placed on the world. These are especially for those that reject Christ and follows the beast, the false prophet and Satan. However, taken as a whole, this chapter seems to refer to the preservation of …

The Great White Throne Judgment - Revelation 20:11 – 20:15 (commentary)

We find here the “great white throne judgment” which will come at the close of the millennium. The purpose of this judgment is to judge the wicked dead. From other Scripture it seems that all the righteous dead have been raised before this time. This would have included …

Destroying Others to Make Yourself Look Good - Psalms 52:5 – 52:7 (commentary)

This psalm was written because of the treachery of a man named Doeg (I Samuel 21-22). He was an informer during the reign of David and his career as a terrorist was built on slander and deceit. The tongue of this clever man revealed his evil and corrupt character. His words, shar …

Death sentence on the rebels - Numbers 14:26 – 14:38 (commentary)

The LORD told Moses and Aaron to remind the people of Israel how they had complained against Him too many times (vv 26- 27). He says he is going to give them exactly what they wanted (v. 28). They will die in the dessert and their dead bodies will cover the ground (v. 29). B …

God’s severe judgment on Korah’s crowd - Numbers 16:23 – 16:50 (commentary)

In these verses, we find that a time of public demonstration was set where Korah and his company were to bring their censers with burning incense before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle (vv. 23-30). At that time, God would identify His holy servants. As the events of …

Lessons From God’s Past Judgment - Psalms 78:45 – 78:58 (commentary)

Having briefly referred to the plagues in Egypt (v. 12), the author now describes some of them in greater detail. The death of the first-born was the last and worst of the plagues of Egypt, and that which perfected the deliverance of Israel. If gentler methods would have done the …

Four riders on different horses - Revelation 6:1 – 6:8 (commentary)

Chapter 6 is a pivotal chapter in the book of Revelation. By this time the Christians have been raptured (I Thes. 5:13-18). It describes the first six seal judgments and introduces the seventh seal. The day of the Lord and the time of God’s judgments on earth before Christ visual …

Judgment Must be Rendered - Judges 20:1 – 20:11 (commentary)

Shocked by the wickedness of what had happened in the previous chapter Israel gathered at Mizpah which was only four miles north of Gibeah, for action (vv. 1-2). From north to south and from both sides of the Jordan they assembled for vengeance. Leaders from all the tribes but Be …

The Vision of Summer Fruit - Amos 8:1 – 8:14 (commentary)

Amos saw a basket of summer fruit gathered, and ready to be eaten; which signified, that the people were ripe for judgment, that the year of God’s patience was drawing towards a conclusion (vv. 1-3). Like this fruit Israel was ripe for judgment (v. 2). God had appointed a day o …

The Four Chariots - Zechariah 6:1 – 6:8 (commentary)

The eighth vision of the four chariots can be divided into two parts: The details of the vision (vv. 1-3).The interpretation of the vision (vv. 4-8). The prophet simply turned, lifted up his eyes, looked and behold there were four chariots that came out from between two …

The Pronouncement of Destruction - Micah 1:1 – 1:16 (commentary)

Micah gives a philosophy of human government. He deals with that which is false and that which is true authority in government. In the opening verse (v. 1) he makes some very important introductory points. (1) He states that the message is the Word of the Lord. (2) As the autho …

Bringing People to God - II Corinthians 5:10 – 5:13 (commentary)

For we must all stand before Christ to be judged (v. 10. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body. It appears that Paul is trying to persuade men of his own sincerity. He has no doubt whatever that in the sight of God his han …

Judgment on Idolatrous Israel - Ezekiel 6:1 – 6:14 (commentary)

Throughout Israel people had erected altars to worship pagan gods. The Lord was about to destroy these altars and liter the pagan shrines with the carcasses and bones of those who worshiped there. Ezekiel addressed the mountains of Israel because it was there the “h …

Judgment on Wicked Counselors - Ezekiel 11:1 – 11:13 (commentary)

The city gate was where merchants and politicians conducted business, so the 25 men may have represented the nation’s rulers (vv. 1-4). Because of their leadership positions, they were responsible for leading the people astray. They had wrongly said they were secure from …

Judgment Not Postponed - Ezekiel 12:17 – 12:28 (commentary)

The prophet Eusocial, having in the former part of this chapter received instructions for the awakening of those that were at ease in Zion, is in these verses furnished with words for those that mourned in Babylon and sat by the rivers weeping when they remembered Zion. T …

Judgment on Persistent Unfaithfulness - Ezekiel 14:12 – 14:23 (commentary)

Noah, Daniel and Job were great men in Israel’s history who were known for their wisdom and relationships with God (v. 14). However, even these great men of God could not have saved the people of Judah because He had already passed judgement on the nation’s pervasive evil …

God’s Judgment Sword Drawn - Ezekiel 21:1 – 21:7 (commentary)

Judgment would sweep through Judah like a raging forest fire (vv 1-7). In bringing the Babylonians toward the land, the Lord would draw His sharp and polished sword. Flashing like lightning, this sword would bring destruction throughout the land. Since the people refused …

Judgment on Jerusalem - Ezekiel 23:22 – 23:35 (commentary)

God is gathering all Jerusalem’s hoped-for lovers into an invading army. They will attack from the north in huge numbers, well-organized and well-armed. They will execute God’s judgment on Oholibah for her abandonment of God’s law. She will drink the same cup of horror an …

Both Sisters Judged - Ezekiel 23:36 – 23:49 (commentary)

God declares that Oholah and Oholibah are to be destroyed, together with their children and their houses. God is holy, and lewdness and idolatry are to be eradicated from his holy people (vv. 36- 49). In the final section of this chapter Ezekiel reviewed the sin and judgme …

Proclamation Against Ammon - Ezekiel 25:1 – 25:7 (commentary)

Ezekiel had already pronounced judgment on Ammon (21:28-32). Now Ammon was singled out to head the list of nations that would feel the sting of divine judgment (vv. 1-2). Ammon and Israel had been in conflict since the time of Jephthah during the period of the Judges (Jud …

Proclamation Against Sidon - Ezekiel 28:11 – 28:26 (commentary)

Some of the phrases in this passage describing the human king of Tyre seem to describe Satan. It is clear that at times Ezekiel describes this king in terms that could not apply to a mere man. The king had been to the Garden of Eden (v. 13), had been “the appointed c …

Egypt and Others Consigned to the Pit - Ezekiel 32:1 – 32:32 (commentary)

This prophecy was given two months after the news of Jerusalem’s fall had reached the exiles in Babylon. Ezekiel prophesied that numerous judgments would come to many wicked nations. These judgments showed that evil forces are continually being overcome and that one day God …

The Sins of Israel And Judah - Isaiah 1:1 – 1:17 (commentary)

Isaiah was a prophet during the time when the original nation of Israel had been divided into two kingdoms - Israel in the north and Judah in the south. The northern kingdom had already sinned greatly against God and the southern kingdom was headed in the same direction. …

Judgment on Judah And Jerusalem - Isaiah 3:1 – 3:12 (commentary)

In this chapter Isaiah denounces the sins of the people and especially those of the different upper class. He warns the people of Judah that God will take away their leadership and everything they have been depending on for their survival (vv 1-3). In place of their nationa …

Arrogant Assyria is Judged - Isaiah 10:1 – 10:19 (commentary)

Isaiah pronounced woe on the people (vv. 1-4). Israel’s leaders were guilty of six things: They were (a) making unjust laws, (b) issuing oppressive decrees, (c) depriving the poor of their rights, (d) taking away justice, (e) hurting widows, and (f) robbing the fatherless. …

Babylon Will be Punished - Isaiah 13:1 – 13:16 (commentary)

This passage starts off expressing Isaiah’s “burden of Babylon” (v. 1). The prophet was carrying a heavy weight because of the solemn nature of his message. He was announcing judgments that would involve April 27, 2011he destruction of many cities and the slaugh …

Proclamation Against Moab - Isaiah 15:1 – 15:9 (commentary)

This chapter opens with a historic reminder of the fall of Ar, the capital of Moab and their chief fortress (v. 1). For centuries, Moab, located east of the Dead Sea, had been an enemy of Israel. The Moabites were the product of Lot’s incestuous union with his daughter (G …

Judgment of The World - Isaiah 24:1 – 24:23 (commentary)

In chapters 24-27 of this book Isaiah declares three ways that God will comfort His chosen people in this awesome day of judgment: The Lord will judge His enemies - Chapter 24 The Lord will preserve His people - Chapter 25 The Lord will restore the nation - Chapter 26 …

Corruption of Israel - Isaiah 28:1 – 28:13 (commentary)

In the next three chapters Isaiah pronounces five woes on those who scorn God’s word. A sixth “woe” is found in (Isa. 33:1). Interspersed with these “woes” of judgment are promises of restoration and glory. Isaiah is pronouncing this series of “woes” …

The Day of Rebuke - Hosea 5:1 – 5:15 (commentary)

In this chapter God’s judgment results in three things: Rebuke (vv. 1-7). This is addressed to the religious leaders, the nation in general and the royalty. It is especially directed to the religious and governmental leaders, who have been leading the nation into its sin …

Israel Rejects The Lord - Hosea 8:1 – 8:14 (commentary)

The people of Israel had intermarried with foreign people and had picked up their evil ways. When we spend a lot of time with people, we can easily pick up their attitudes and begin to imitate their actions. In this chapter we find five reasons for God’s judgment on Israe …

Judgment is Sure to Come - Jeremiah 4:1 – 4:18 (commentary)

Jeremiah’s first sermon was one of condemnation to backsliding Israel. The second gave an invitation, “Return unto me.” The third is one of judgment, describing the forthcoming judgement of God’s wrath upon His people for their sin. Again God promises to respond …

Why Judgment Has to Come From God - Jeremiah 9:12 – 9:16 (commentary)

These verses pose the question and give the answer as to why judgment has come to Judah (vv. 12-14). They have “forsaken” the law of God and refused to hear His voice. They follow the “dictates” of their hearts and go “after Baal.” The utter de …

The Way of The Wicked Doesn’t Prosper - Jeremiah 12:1 – 12:17 (commentary)

Jeremiah wanted to know why a holy God would allow the false prophets and unfaithful priests to prosper if God was angry with their sins (vv. 1-4). His question, “Why does the way of the wicked prosper?” was also asked by Job, the psalmist and other prophets bes …

Ignoring The Will of God - Jeremiah 39:1 – 39:10 (commentary)

Zedekiah, son on Josiah was the last king of Judah. His two older brothers Jehoahaz and Jehoiakim and his nephew Jehoiachin ruled before him. When Jehoiachin was exiled to Babylon and Zedekiah was 21 years of age he was made king (v. 1). A year and a half after the Babyloni …

God’s Judgment Against Babylon - Jeremiah 50:1 – 50:10 (commentary)

This passage has to do with God’s Judgements against Babylon (vv. 1-10). Jeremiah is God’s prophet declaring God’s truth that the heathen Babylonians will be captured and punished for their sins of pride and corruption. Their God Bel (also known as Marduk) who was the chi …

Curses for Disobedience - Deuteronomy 28:20 – 28:48 (commentary)

Moses promises Israel the severe judgment of God will come to them because of their disobedience. Each of the following judgments had one goal and that was to turn Israel from disobedience: Horrible destruction. - (v. 20)Disease. - (vv. 21-22)Drought. - (vv. 23-24) …

The Lord’s Judgment on Israel - Deuteronomy 32:15 – 32:33 (commentary)

Keep in mind that when Moses composes this song, Israel is not yet in the promised land. It is prophetic as it is intended to challenge them to godliness. It shows how prosperity is more dangerous than adversity (v. 15). In adverse circumstances a believer is reminded of ho …

God Judges The Nations - Joel 3:1 – 3:8 (commentary)

This passage is a judgment speech against the Gentile nations concerning their treatment of Christ’s “brethren,” the Jews (Matthew 25:40). These nations had scattered the Lord’s people, sold them as slaves to distant lands, and divided up His land (v. 3). In t …

The Annihilation of Nineveh - Nahum 1:1 – 1:8 (commentary)

Nineveh had repented under Jonah’s preaching (Jonah 3:10). Nearly 150 years later she had returned to her wicked ways. The Holy Spirit gives a vision of this great city’s impending judgment to Nahum (v. 1). The annihilation of Nineveh is seen against the background …

Lots Guests Are Assaulted - Genesis 19:1 – 19:11 (commentary)

The scene in this chapter opens with the visit of two angles to Lot’s home in Sodom(v. 1). It reveals God’s judgement on a morally bankrupt civilization but at the same time provides a severe warning against others becoming like them. Perhaps more than any other catas …

The Lord’s Discipline - Psalms 38:1 – 38:14 (commentary)

David states that his sin had led to health problems (vv. 1-8), and separated him from God and others causing extreme loneliness (vv. 9-14). He has been deserted by his friends and threatened by his foes. His only hope is to trust in the Lord.David knew he had sinned and a rebuke …

Shimei Executed - I Kings 2:36 – 2:46 (commentary)

Shimei first appeared in Scripture throwing rocks and cursing as David’s army was fleeing from Absalom. David’s men wanted to kill him on the spot (II Sam. 16:5-13) but his execution was delayed, probably because of all that David was facing at the moment in view of Absalom’s …

Moab is Broken - Jeremiah 48:36 – 48:47 (commentary)

The Moabites descended from Lot (Gen. 19:20-38) They were enemies of the Jews, proud, complacent and thought their God, Chemose would protect them (vv. 7, 46) from any enemy. Instead sorrow was to come to every Moabite home and on the streets. Moab was to no longer be a nat …

Judgment of Egypt - Isaiah 19:1 – 19:15 (commentary)

This passage begins one of Isaiah’s most unusual prophecies in that it is both a message of judgment and blessing that is to come upon Egypt. Judgment was to come to Egypt from the Lord. God is pictured as riding on a swift cloud (v. 1). He was the true giver of rain (not Baal) w …

Indictment of Israel - Isaiah 65:1 – 65:12 (commentary)

In response to the prayer of the previous chapter, where God speaks to the Gentiles who have come to trust in Him. He says that He now stands ready to answer those who were not asking and to be found by those who were not searching (v. 1). He has reached out to stubborn and sinfu …