Reaping what is sown…

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Isaiah 65:7b-16

 

because they made offerings on the mountains and insulted me on the hills, I will measure into their lap payment for their former deeds.”

Thus says the LORD: “As the new wine is found in the cluster, and they say, ‘Do not destroy it, for there is a blessing in it,’ so I will do for my servants’ sake, and not destroy them all.

I will bring forth offspring from Jacob, and from Judah possessors of my mountains; my chosen shall possess it, and my servants shall dwell there.

 Sharon shall become a pasture for flocks, and the Valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down, for my people who have sought me.

 But you who forsake the LORD, who forget my holy mountain, who set a table for Fortune and fill cups of mixed wine for Destiny,

 I will destine you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen, but you did what was evil in my eyes and chose what I did not delight in.”

 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; behold, my servants shall rejoice, but you shall be put to shame;

 behold, my servants shall sing for gladness of heart, but you shall cry out for pain of heart and shall wail for breaking of spirit.

 You shall leave your name to my chosen for a curse, and the Lord GOD will put you to death, but his servants he will call by another name.

So that he who blesses himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of truth, and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten and are hidden from my eyes.

 

We reap what we sow. These are God’s words to those who sow disrespect for Him and His Word. However, God is merciful; he grants grace and covers those who remain true to Him. We must beware of following the crowd. Jesus says ” narrow is the way and few there be who find it.” We must rely on the God of Truth to lead us.  He will call His servants by another name.  They will be blessed and their former troubles will be forgotten.  That is the mercy of God.  That is His grace.  And we say Thank you!

 

 

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One thought on “Reaping what is sown…

  1. Do you ever wonder Gracie, why it is so hard for us at times, just to obey God? Israel mainly stayed in trouble because of their idols. God told them over and over not to do that. This post made me think about how many times I have read something in Scripture which said, “Do not do that,” and I went and did it anyways. I am so grateful that God is so patient with me. He gave Ten Commandments, just ten! They really are not hard to follow at all, but I swear I will at least break one a day. How much human beings needed the Cross. Good post and God Bless, SR

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