Day of Reckoning

Read Isaiah 24

Focus on verse 21-22

Day of reckoning is the term sometimes used to describe the time at which scores are settled. When one person owes another whether it is in a good way or bad, typically the day comes when our debts are called in and we have to pay up. While it may be possible that some debts are never collected in this life, I suspect there will be an accounting of some kind or another whether it arrives in this life or the next.

In today’s reading Isaiah speaks of a day when God will call in His chips not just with humanity, but with angelic beings as well.

On that day the Lord will punish the host of heaven, in heaven,

            and the kings of the earth, on the earth.

They will be gathered together as prisoners in a pit;

They will be shut up in a prison,

And after many days they will be punished. (Isaiah 24:21-22)

It would seem that this must be a reference to the final judgment of all creation, when Satan and those who follow him, whether they be angelic beings or humans, will face their day of reckoning. It will be a great and terrible day, particularly for those who chose to rebel against God. At this point the opportunity to repent will apparently be past. Fortunately for us that day is not yet upon us so there is still time to repent if one has not yet made that choice. There is also time for those of us who know this to be true to attempt to appeal to those we have contact with who have not yet made the choice to become followers of Jesus before it is too late.


About Dented-Knight

Peter Enns (aka - The Dented Knight) is a native of rural southern Manitoba, Canada. He is an ordained minister, the proprietor of LNE Web Services, father of four, grandfather of two, and life long husband of one. 
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