Since all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23), why do any escape the wrath of God. Today’s devotional looks to Isaiah for the answer. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Isaiah 24:6Isaiah 24:6 English Standard Version (ESV)
6 Therefore a curse devours the earth,
and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt;
therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched,
and few men are left.
“Verse 4 dealt with earth and people languishing and wilting and verse 5 noted the moral cause ― the earth was burdened by its apostate people. Verse 6 takes matters to their final diagnosis. Sin has the effect described because there is a divine agency at work, a curse…. This is ‘the curse of the covenant’ (Lv. 26:25-45; Dt. 11:26-28; 28:15ff, Dn. 9:11; Zc 5:3), not the Lord breaking off his covenant but operating in covenant wrath to rid the covenant community of false and pretended members…. If we ask how it is that when earth’s inhabitants are guilty (apparently without exception) any at all survive, the Noahic parallel must be invoked. For Noah was part of a totality under condemnation (Gn. 6:5-7) but was brought within a working of grace (Gn. 6:8). Thus here too ‘gleanings’ (13-16) will remain.”
[J. Alec Motyer, The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction & Commentary, (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993), p. 199-200]