A challenge

Isaiah 6:9  Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.  Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes.  Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.

I do not want to be in this group – rather the remnant in verse 13 – Holy seed…in the land.  I am reminded they did have to suffer through the purge of the ungodly sent by God.  But they were kept to reseed the land.  How many times over in history has this been necessary in the eyes of God?  What do you think, will we be subject to it again?

7 thoughts on “A challenge

  1. Undoubtedly so. That is part of the shaking that is taking place now, so that what cannot be shaken may remain. (Heb. 12:27) There is a separation taking place among the people of religion, so that those of the Lord will be made known, and those who are not will be seen.
    It is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.(Ps. 118:23)

  2. Yes, I do think we will be subject to it again, Gracie. Actually, when I read this scripture, today’s western culture comes to mind. I can’t help but see a parallel.

  3. Dale and Charlotte: I too, see this attitude of lack of understanding but arrogance in a false belief of understanding in the news, reading blogs on the news and the responses of our people. I hear it in the writings and responses of some who claim to be believers. I see this coming: Isaiah 6:11-13 Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He answered: “Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant, The houses are without a man, The land is utterly desolate, The LORD has removed men far away, And the forsaken places [are] many in the midst of the land. But yet a tenth [will be] in it, And will return and be for consuming, As a terebinth tree or as an oak, Whose stump [remains] when it is cut down. So the holy seed [shall be] its stump.”

  4. A heavy, heavy word. Yet it should give us reason for rejoicing when we see things today as they are. Rather than lament, as I too often do. Jan often reminds me of this. Rejoice. Yes, dear (Jan).

  5. Charlotte, Seeing this makes me say with Isaiah, Send me. Knowing that most will listen with scorn or turn away doesn’t make it any less urgent that we intensify our efforts to reach the lost for Christ that they too may be part of the remnant. Yes, Jan, we can rejoice in the knowing that we are His. In knowing His return is soon.

  6. Weeding is a constant process when you’re working with a garden. Especially one you care about. 🙂 So yes.

  7. Annie, I love the way you think. Gardens are so beautiful. Would have loved to see Eden. After the purge we work the soil again, life returns, beauty is restored.

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