For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13).
God, because of His righteousness, is obligated to judge ungodliness in man. His judgments are true and righteous. He is the only one who has the right standard for judgment.
We are living in a time period when ungodliness is pervasive in the world. God will not allow wickedness to continue unabated. There is an hour of judgment. It is imminent! Since judgment is imminent, what kind of people should we be in character and holy lifestyle? Every day there is something on the news of anarchistic (lawless) people talking about over-throwing the government or some other means of rebellion or destruction. What’s going on? David in Psalm 18:4, says, “the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.” These are fearful times. What are we to do? What are we to say?
Firstly, as believers, we should not be drawn into destructive debates which do not profit. Generally, these vociferous debaters have entrenched themselves in their positions of folly. They have not known or loved the truth. I believe they have done in this time, as their forefathers did three thousand years ago which David describes in Psalms 2:1-2, “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.”
These are “predicted times.” The Prophets have foretold these days. We have been forewarned! As believers, we should be prepared for and knowledgeable of all these uncertainties. We are to humble ourselves and pray and seek the face of the Lord and turn from wickedness. We are to wait on the Lord and be of good courage. We are to be dispensers of God’s mercy. We are to be the face of God for those in need.