Suffering but refusing to turn to the Lord

Many people will hold on to their sin regardless of the suffering it brings, as the Lord said to Israel during the days of Amos,

“‘I sent among you a plague after the manner of Egypt; your young men I killed with a sword, along with your captive horses; I made the stench of your camps come up into your nostrils; yet you have not returned to Me,’ says the Lord. ‘I overthrew some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were like a firebrand plucked from the burning; yet you have not returned to Me,’ says the Lord” (Amos 4:10–11).

Remember when the angels struck the men of Sodom, and they still tried to get to the angels (Genesis 19)? (See also Revelation 9:20, 21.)
Israel later embedded itself so deeply into sin that they became the same way.

Watch out for sin! Yes, we all sin, but pull yourself out of it by God’s grace before you plunge in so deep that you will never turn from it, even if smitten for it.

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