There are some in Christian circles, and Christian thought who tell us that we need to always look at the positive side of things. I must admit, that it is good to always look at the positive and not to overlook the negative. I realize that some negative thoughts are nothing more than jibberish, and distraction from faith in God through His Son Jesus. However, Biblical negative is a necessity.
Take a look at this from God’s Word to Jeremiah…
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “that I will punish all who are circumcised with the uncircumcised—
Egypt, Judah, Edom, the people of Ammon, Moab, and all who are in the farthest corners, who dwell in the wilderness. For all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.” Jeremiah 9:25-26 (NKJV)
This is a negative word from the prophet, because it is what the LORD said, not men. Think about “Positive” and “Negative” for a moment. Most of us are familiar with a battery. A battery has a positive side (or pole) and a negative side. On a automobile battery if you just hook up the positive side; guess what? Nothing works. If you just hook up the negative side? Again nothing works. When you put both of them in their proper places, the lights will work, the ignition will turn the engine over, and you will generally have a operating automobile
I only use that to illustrate the need for both positive and negative.
We always want to use the promises of God to Israel for ourselves or the Church; but we bypass the negative warnings of Scripture; and both are a necessary element of walking in fellowship with God. Something we must remember — if we are going to take the promises for ourselves, then we must take the negative too.
The above verses in Jeremiah are a warning of a coming judgment upon the Hebrew people as well as the nations of the world. Now we must conclude that that judgment would include us too. Right? Not a pleasant thought is it? But true.
The Hebrew people of the prophet’s day thought “Well we have the temple of God, we are the people of God; God will not judge us. God will not send us into captivity…” If you have read the Bible you know what happened. If you do not know read on. Judgment came. The temple was destroyed and the people went into captivity in Babylon for 70 years.
A negative message can lead to a positive result. Show the people their sins, and God can save them.
We are all sinners in need of a Savior, and the only Savior who can save eternally is Jesus Christ the Son of God, God the Son. Call on His name and He will hear you and save you. THE DAYS ARE COMING.