You Will Put An End - Paul David Tripp - Wednesday's Word Weekly Devotional

Wednesday's Word

You Will Put An End

To transgressing of your boundaries
You will put an end.
To human thoughts of autonomy
You will put an end.
To delusions of self-sufficiency
You will put an end.

Grace forbids these going on forever.

To acts of violence and deeds of greed
You will put an end.
To the burn of lust
You will put an end.
To injustice and inhumanity
You will put an end.

Grace prohibits these going on forever.

To the silent writing of my own law
You will put an end.
To using others for personal pleasure
You will put an end.
To robbing you of divine glory
You will put an end.

Grace won't tolerate these going on forever.

To disobedience to parents
You will put an end.
To gossip and slander
You will put an end.
To the worship of comfort
You will put an end.

Grace wars against these going on forever.

To self-aggrandizing pride
You will put an end.
To self-oriented envy
You will put an end.
To subtle daily idolatries
You will put an end.

Grace will not permit these going on forever.

To desire-driven lawlessness
You will put an end.
To attempts at self-sovereignty
You will put an end.
To denial of what is true.
You will put an end.

Grace restricts these going on forever.

To denial of You and the elevation of self
You will put an end.
To mockery of what is good
You will put an end.
To the love of what is foolish
You will put an end.

Grace will not allow these going on forever.

What is now will not go on
forever.
This world is marching toward
an end.
We can embrace the hope of
justice.
Final judgment is coming.
Grace requires evil to die forever.
Those far from You will
perish.
Those unfaithful to You will
come to an end.

I have been unfaithful to you.
I have chosen to be far from you.
I have broken each of your laws.
But I am not afraid of what
You will put to an end.

Grace has drawn me near to you.
Grace has paid for my unfaithfulness.
Grace has made me clean in Your eyes.
Grace put my stripes on Jesus
so I would not face them
when you put what is now
to an end.

God bless

Paul Tripp

Reflection Questions

1. What injustice and pain have you recently experienced that you want to see God put to an end?

2. How have you transgressed the Lord's boundaries recently? What have you done that God will put an end to one day?

3. Why don't you need to be afraid of what the Lord will put to an end? How should this confidence lead to righteous living?

4. If you were to live in light of final judgment and eternity, how would it change your desires, words, and actions today? Be specific.

5. Who in your life needs to hear this message of eternity? How can you share it with them in a winsome way?

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