Posts tagged ‘Destruction’

Psalms 5:1-12

To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue. Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee. But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

Let us pray to the Lord for the blessings that we know will come. Let us not be a part of the evil that cannot live in the presence of God. Let God take care of our problems and enemies and let us focus on praising him.

3rd Nephi 9:2

Wo, wo, wo unto this people; wo unto the inhabitants of the whole earth except they shall repent; for the devil laugheth, and his angels rejoice, because of the slain of the fair sons and daughters of my people; and it is because of their iniquity and abominations that they are fallen!

The devil rejoices when mankind does not follow God. His goal is to get as many people away from God as possible. He does this by twisting to truth and deceiving us. We are all affected by it. This is why we are so thankful for the coming of Christ to wash away our sins that we do. But to ensure our salvation we have to follow Christ’s instructions. If we get any part of them wrong we are back in the same poor situation.

Matthew 24:4-13

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

In the verses above Christ start painting a dim picture of what will happen before his return. We can start to see this in today’s world, but it all has not happened yet. Things will get much worse before Christ returns. I am not trying to negative but realistic. We have to prepare our hearts and our lives for we know not what will happen to us. The last verse is one of most importance. We have to endure to the end. Either the end of our lives or the end of life on earth as we know it.