In Luke 3:7, John the Baptist was condemning the hypocrites of his day and he asked, “Who hath warned you to ﬂee from the wrath to come?” John expresses astonishment that sinners so hardened and hypocritical had been induced to ﬂee from the coming wrath. They had been moved by the multitudes and had come to him without sincere motive, and as of yet, had not repented of their sins.
God still requires us to bring forth fruits of repentance. Repentance is more than just “feeling sorry” for your sins. Repentance demands that you stop the sin you have been committing. There is a day of wrath coming and a hard and impenitent heart will destroy us (Luke 3:8; Romans 2:4-5; 2 Peter 3:1-7). You can ﬂee from God’s wrath by obeying the Lord.
Jesus invites all without cost (Revelation 3:20; Isaiah 55:1-3). Obeying the Lord includes repentance, confessing Jesus as the Son of God and be baptized for the remission of your sins (Acts 17:30-31; Romans 10:10; Acts 2:38).
If you are a Christian, a member of the Lord’s true church, who has been caught up in sin, may I encourage you to bring forth fruits of genuine repentance? If you have been a sinful Christian, why not “ﬂee from the wrath to come” by confession of your sin and a return to the Lord and His church? Any delay may cost you an eternity of reward with the Lord.