Shadows of Judgement (PM)

Introduction

A.  As we read through the OT, we find it rich with symbols and shadows of grand things that would find their fulfillment in what the prophets called “the last days” (Isaiah 2:2, Micah 4:1).

B.  We shall begin this series of studies on OT shadows with a look at some of its many shadows of God’s Judgment.

Discussion

I.  The flood was a shadow of the Judgment.

A.  God’s judgment is just (1 Peter 3:20, Genesis 6:5).

B.  God’s judgment is universal (Genesis 7:21–22, 2 Corinthians 5:10).

C.  God’s judgment is will take many people by surprise (Matthew 24:36–42, 7:21–23).

II.  The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah teaches us about Judgment.

A.  God’s judgment is severe (Genesis 19:24–28).

B.  God’s judgment is escapable (Genesis 18:23–26, 19:8–17, Matthew 3:7, Luke 17:28–36).

C.  God’s judgment is swift (Genesis 19:16).

III.  Israel’s fall is an especially frightful shadow of Judgment.

A.  Judgment is not limited to alien sinners (Jeremiah 7:1–15).

B.  God’s judgment begins with His children (1 Peter 4:17–18).

C.  The purpose of God’s judgment is the salvation of souls (Acts 5:11, 1 Corinthians 5:5, Hebrews 12:5–11).

Conclusion

This knowledge should compel us to live so that we “may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless” (2 Peter 3:9–14), and it should also compel us to “persuade men” (2 Corinthians 5:11).

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