DIGGING DEEP (THE CHAFF)
In the last study we learnt that a saint could be compared to a tree
planted by the riverside. What a wonderful comparison. On the other hand, in our study today, the sinner is compared to the chaff.
What a terrible comparison. So you know what the chaff is ?
1. BY WHAT OTHER NAMES ARE THE UNGODLY COMPARED?
Children of the wicked one or tears. Matt. 13:38
Children of the devil John 8: 44
Enemy of all righteousness. Act 13:10
Whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, boasters, covenant breakers, Rom. 1:28-31. Can you think of some other names
2. TO WHAT ELSE ARE THE UNGODLY COMPARED?
Job 21:17-20; Weak candle light, stubble, chaff.
Isa. 17: 12-24; Chaff, a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
Hos. 13: 1-3; morning could, early dew that passes away smoke out of the chimney
Matt. 3:11-12; chaff to be burnt with unquenchable fire.
3. WHY ARE SINNERS COMPARED TO CHAFF, STUBBLE, MORNING COULD, EARLY DEW, SMOKEETC?
Because they always die before their time.
a. Job. 22:15-16; Sinners care cut down before their time
b. Ps. 37:37-38; Sinners are destroyed, they are cut off.
c. Ps. 55:23; Sinners don’t live out half their days.
d. Prov. 10: 27; the years of sinners are shortened
e. Ecc. 7; 17; the wicked and the foolish always die before their time
4. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SINNERS DIES IN THE PRIME OF THEIR LIFE?
a. 11Chro. 21:18-19; They die in disgrace and despised.
b. Jer. 22;18-19; Sinners die unlamented.
c. Eze. 7:9-10; When sinners die there are no genuine mourners, no genuine sorrow.
5. WHY IT THAT SINNERS DIE UNMOURNED?
a. Deut. 29:24-28; Because it is God who got annoyed with them so that their death is more of supervise than sorrow.
b. 11Chor 7:19:22; Because it is God who plucked them out by the root. Their destruction is always so completed that they become as astonishment.
c. Ps 52:3-7; when the righteous sees the complete destruction of the seemingly indestructible sinner, he cannot really mourn.
d. Since their roots are also destroyed who shall remain to mourn? prov.2.22 mat. 15:13
6. BUT GOD IS LOVE. Can such a gentle father destroy so completely? 11 Pet, 33:3-10, Rom. :18.
God is love, don’t doubt it at all. But He is a holy God and He does not tolerate sin. Also He has made adequate provision for freedom from sin and destruction through Jesus Christ. The question now is how are you? The tree by the riverside or the chaff? Which will you like to be? It is time to pray.