Life experiences comes with many challenges. As human we face opposing forces on a daily basis. This been said, often times our good is suppressed. There are those in society that allow their conscience to become snared and they find pleasure in afflicting others. We could classify them as the ‘wicked’ Throughout history, we see that there is the day of dishonor for the wicked.
This day of dishonor is a day the wicked will disgrace themselves. No man is destroyed without warning and when they fail to heed to God’s warning the hour of calamity will come.
Strength Against The Wicked
Have you been perplexed with challenges? Take courage, our God has reserve a day for the wicked. Are your prayers seemingly falling on deaf ears in your time of affliction? You are doing your best to obey God’s command, well take courage. I have been through these storms and still going through some storms. The Bible says, rejoice with them that rejoice and weep with them that weep so let’s walk the mile together. We are stronger together, one shall chase a thousand and two put ten thousand to flight.
The Bible tells us in Proverb 16: 7 “When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him” Therefore if our ways please the Lord then He will see to it that we have peace. When those who make themselves enemies continue to trouble us then they are pushing for their day of dishonor.
People In The Bible That Faced The Day Of Dishonor
Pharaoh’s Day Of Dishonor
After the death Joseph a new Pharaoh rose up. He did not know Joseph (Exodus 1: 8) and allowed himself to become covetous of the Hebrews’ prosperity. This Pharaoh began to oppress the people and after strengthened the force of their affliction. The people increased their cry to God but this Pharaoh did not relent. God raised up Moses and sent him to warn Pharaoh but Pharaoh would not take heed. Great signs and wonders to place but Pharaoh did not turn. When the intensity of God judgment increased Pharaoh decided to let the people go.
King Saul’s Day Of Dishonor
When we continue to walk in disobedience we can also receive dishonor. King Saul was a man who wasn’t in the will of God for Israel, but the people request a king. This king was anointed or the position and was given task against the enemy but he disobeyed. God had in His agenda David a man after God’s own heart. He sent Samuel to anoint David to become king over Israel. The spirit of jealousy began and Saul was in a continuous rage to kill David.
David knew God through his various experiences continued to humble himself and cried out to God. Saul continued his hunting, seeking to kill David. The king who denounced witchcraft in the nation became a snare to himself as he went privily to seek the witch of Endor. He was no longer hearing from God, and he did not seek to humble himself but eager to have his own way. On a set day the man with respect and very skill with the sword was wounded in battle and eventually killed himself. This was the day of dishonor for the wicked Saul.
Whosoever is seeking to destroy us shall destroy themselves. Revelation 13: 10 (kjv) “ He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints”
King Herod’s Day Of Dishonor
King Herod a man who ruled with power and authority was feared by the people. Acts 12 gives us a clear summary of who this man was. The Bible tells us that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church. Herod came against the ordained covenant of God when “Stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church” (Acts 12: 1) He killed James the brother of John, this was pleasing to the Jews. Herod captured Peter on the day of the unleavened bread and put him in prison.
The church kept on praying for Peter and the angel of the came and delivered Peter. When Peter was not found in prison it displeased Herod. Herod did not know the God is a God of deliverance. Herod commanded that the keepers of the prison be put to death. On a set day Herod was decked out in his royal apparel and sat on his throne and gave an intriguing speech to the people.
The people then shouted “It is the voice of a god, and not of a man” Immediately the angel of the Lord smote him because he did not give God the glory. Herod had continued to offend the righteous and God was taking account. The question we could ask why did the people say what they had said? Could it be that Herod see himself as a god and this though was in his heart? Could it be because he kept offending God, God allowed the people to say it to destroy Herod?
God’s Words Against The Wicked
- Isaiah 49: 24- 26
- Proverbs 14: 11
- Psalm 92: 7
- Psalm 37: 38
Remaining Faithful For God’s Will To Be Done
We can trust the word of God because He will do what he says he will do. All that we do in this life is a seed sown and we will reap the reward of the things we do. The righteous shall reap righteousness and the wicked shall reap destruction. If our lives come under threat because we stand against compromise, God is not dead he will defend His word.
Someone can become an enemy but the wicked will not stop until they destroy the good. By observation we can see that the wicked always seek continue to do evil even when there are signs given to stop.
Pharaoh saw pestilence and destruction as a sign to stop but he continued. King Saul failed in his pursuit for David’s life. Even when he came into the company of prophets and he stripped naked and prophesied all day, this didn’t bring conviction to Saul. Herod was blind to the supernatural happenings of Peter’s deliverance.