In 1666 on Sunday,2nd September the great fire of London broke out,it started in Pudding lane, in a bakery,the first victim of the fire was the maid,who was so afraid to move,with those who did escape.Many places have been destroyed by fire the most famous was that of Sodom and Gomorrah[Genesis 19]. The wickedness of these cities was so great that God choose to destroy them, there are a number of sad things we can highlight in this event.The judgement itself,need not have been if only they like Nineveh had repented ,turned from their sin,and turned to God,it did not happen,and so they perished.There were those who were personally warned,but they treated the warning as a joke,the saddest case of someone who should have saved was a lady who disobeyed God by looking back.Only three people escaped the fire Lot and his two daughters,It is in 2 Peter 3,we are told of a day when the whole universe will be destroyed by fire.there will be many who will be saved,those who take judgement as a joke,which is seen by the cartoon of a poor wee man holding up a board with the words ,''The end is nigh'',will discover that the joke will be on them. Gods judging is not a matter of earthly ethics,but the wrath of a Holy God,who is just.Disobedience is a very serious thing,we disobey God at a cost. Three people were saved because they obeyed,God is merciful He would desire that all would be saved,and has provided a way,in which that can happen.John 3 v16,reads,''That God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Dear God we pray for the lost,in your mercy save,in Jesus name Amen.