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Wrath and the Outstretched Hand

For wickedness burns like a fire; It consumes briars and thorns; It even sets the thickets of the forest aflame And they roll upward in a column of smoke. By the fury of the Lord of hosts the land is burned up, And the people are like fuel for the fire; No man spares his brother. They slice off what is on the right hand but still are hungry, And they eat what is on the left hand but they are not satisfied; Each of them eats the flesh of his own arm. Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh, And together they are against Judah. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out. Isaiah 9:18-‬21 NASB

Isaiah is a tough pill to swallow. Even so it is one of my favorite books. It is an eye opener written for God’s people, Israel. I see countries of this day and age, specifically the USA, because this is where I live, and we in the past, have been known as a Christian nation are now experiencing the wrath of God just as Israel and the surrounding nations did here in Isaiah.

God demands our allegiance as His children. He is God, our Creator, Sovereign One, deserving our humble praise, obedience, commitment and love.

God will not hold back His wrath from disobedient children but. . . “His hand is still stretched out.”

ūüĆĻHow will you respond to the outstretched hand of God? Life as usual or will you be a part of the remnant coming in humble repentance to the God who loves you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Be Transformed

And do not¬†be conformed to¬†this¬†world, but be transformed by the¬† renewing of your mind, so that you may¬†prove what the will of God is, that which is good and¬†acceptable and perfect. — Romans 12:2

Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. — Colossians 3:2

if indeed you¬†have heard Him and have¬†been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,¬†that, in reference to your former manner of life, you¬†lay aside the¬†old¬†self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the¬†lusts of deceit,¬†and that you be¬†renewed in the spirit of your mind,¬†and¬†put on the¬†new¬†self, which¬†in¬†the likeness of¬†God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. — Ephesians 4:21-24

But you,¬†beloved,¬†building yourselves up on your most holy¬†faith,¬†praying in the Holy Spirit,¬†keep yourselves in the love of God,¬†waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.¬†And have mercy on some, who are doubting;¬†save others, ¬† snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear,¬†hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.¬†— Jude 1:20-23

How is your transformation coming? Does God have your attention? Are you setting your mind on the things above? Are you being taught the truth, Jesus Christ, by reading your Bible, taking part in a study group, listening to the Word of God preached? Are you building up your faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, and keeping yourself in the love of God? Are you anxiously awaiting Jesus’ return and telling others of His mercy and grace?

How are you renewing your mind for the purpose of God — knowing and fulfilling His will?

Again. Does God have your attention?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon