Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (436 words)
Psalm 75:8 (ESV): "8 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed, and he pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall drain it down to the dregs."
The cup of God is two-fold, one cup brings peace, the other wrath. May we choose to drink from the cup of peace which is the cup of the New Covenant rather than the cup of eternal judgment.
This psalm was written during the reign of Hezekiah and the threat of the Assyrians. The psalmist knew that God was in control and He would pour out His wrath upon those who opposed Him. Our deliverance always comes from God! Hence the reason God sent His Son into the world so that His wrath would be satisfied for our sin. And because Jesus drank the cup of wrath on our behalf we can drink of the cup of peace at the Lord's table.
Understand, the cup of wrath is coming for those who reject the free gift of eternal life. The Tribulation is just a taste of the cup of wrath. Ultimately His wrath will be poured out for all eternity upon those who reject the Gospel. Jesus came to drink this cup for us. He lived perfectly so He could become the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. No one will ever know the wrath Jesus endured for us. All we know is Jesus was crying out in anguish from the Cross, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" He fully satisfied God's wrath for those who put their trust in Him. For those who don't, the wrath of God is yet to come.
While there is still time, turn to Christ and let His sacrifice satisfy the wrath of God for your sin. If you know Christ then tell someone else about how He satisfied the wrath to come for anyone who turns to Him. We will all drink of the cup, the question is which cup will you drink of? Choose the cup of peace that comes by putting your faith in Jesus Christ. Amen?
Father, thank You for sending Your Son as the propitiator for our sin (1 Jn 2:2). Your wrath was completely satisfied in Him (Rom 5:9). Those who trust in Christ are not appointed to wrath but have obtained salvation through His death and resurrection (1 Thess 5:9). Thank You, Father. May we never forget what You have done for us in Jesus name we pray, amen.