Scripture — Proverbs 10:21-30
“As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.” (Proverbs 10:25)
The Bible includes many passages about the destruction of the wicked—that is, people who refuse to live God’s way. They decide to go their own way instead, and that leads only to destruction. That’s because we are all sinners. Born with a sinful nature, we cannot live pure and perfect lives on our own.
But there is hope!
God has reached out to us with the revelation of Salvation in Christ (Jn. 10:10b). We cannot save ourselves or live perfectly on our own, but Jesus Christ, God’s Son, came and paid our sin debt to Divine Justice. And in this action of Christ on the Cross; has declared us Righteous. This position of Righteousness is revealed (or is imputed; placed on their account) to those that come to believe Christ is their Savior.
This means that the believer in Jesus Christ is righteous in Christ; even though he has no way to be righteous on his own. This also means that when the storm of God’s judgment comes, the believer in Christ will not be swept away with the wicked; because of Christ’s finished work on the cross for him; he will be saved in the judgment of God, as was Noah in the Ark, in the time of the Flood upon the earth.
Are you a believer in Jesus, the Son of God, who came to save us and give us full life forever with him? If not, look to Christ, your Ark of Refuge in the time of Judgement. Come to rest in the finished work of Christ on the Cross for your salvation; and confess the same (Rom. 10:9-10). God is our sure and only refuge from destruction, and we need him to help us live faithfully each day.
Prayer: Father, forgive us our sins. Help us to trust in Your Power to save us through Jesus Christ and guide us to live for You each day. Amen.