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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

No Excuses

Therefore you have¬†no excuse,¬†everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which¬†you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.¬†And we know that the judgment of God¬†rightly falls upon those who practice such things.¬†But do you suppose this,¬†O man,¬†when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same¬†yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God?¬†Or do you think lightly of¬†the riches of His¬†kindness and¬†tolerance and¬†patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?¬†But¬†because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart¬†you are storing up wrath for yourself¬†in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,¬†who¬†will render to each person according to his deeds:¬†to those who by¬†perseverance¬†in doing good seek for¬†glory and honor and¬†immortality,¬†eternal life;¬†but to those who are¬†selfishly ambitious and¬†do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.¬†There will be¬†tribulation and distress¬†for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew¬†first and also of the Greek,¬†but¬†glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew¬†first and also to the Greek.¬†For¬†there is no partiality with God. — Romans 2:1-11

Do not judge so that you will not be judged.¬†¬†For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and¬†by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. — Matthew 7:1-2

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death,¬†the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your¬†descendants,¬†by loving the¬†Lord¬†your God, by obeying His voice, and¬†by holding fast to Him;¬†for¬†this is your life and the length of your days,¬†that you may live in¬†the land which the¬†Lord¬†swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.‚ÄĚ — Deuteronomy 30:19-20

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Wrath

For¬†the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who¬†suppress the truth¬†in unrighteousness,¬†because¬†that which is known about God is evident¬†within them; for God made it evident to them. — Romans 1:18-19

God makes Himself noticeable to His creation. He gives us such mercy and grace in searching for Him. He is not hidden from the one who seeks. Seek Him today to avoid the wrath that will come to the ungodly and unrighteous. The wrath to prevail on the one who withholds the truth.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon