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September 3, 2018

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Reading along with us in Isaiah & 2 Kings? Here’s today’s reading:

Isaiah 5 (ESV)

Let me sing for my beloved
    my love song concerning his vineyard:
My beloved had a vineyard
    on a very fertile hill.
He dug it and cleared it of stones,
    and planted it with choice vines;
he built a watchtower in the midst of it,
    and hewed out a wine vat in it;
and he looked for it to yield grapes,
    but it yielded wild grapes.

And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem
    and men of Judah,
judge between me and my vineyard.
What more was there to do for my vineyard,
    that I have not done in it?
When I looked for it to yield grapes,
    why did it yield wild grapes?....Continue Reading

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  1. 20 Woe to those who call evil good
    and good evil,
    who put darkness for light
    and light for darkness,
    who put bitter for sweet
    and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
    and shrewd in their own sight!
    22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,
    and valiant men in mixing strong drink,
    23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
    and deprive the innocent of his right!

  2. Oh how God loves Israel and desires to see her prosper, just like an owner of a vineyard. But as Israel turns away, God will bring hardship and destroy His vineyard. Even their best efforts will lead to nothing or little because they have lost God’s blessing, the very One who placed them in the promised land in the first place and blessed them as He had. This does show the nature of God’s love and it is a jealous, protective and disciplining love, correcting those He loves. Anyone who tries to make God’s love any different just doesn’t understand. He is harsh in His treatment of sin and pride and injustice and selfishness and lasciviousness. And He will go so far to call foreign nations to come and attack.

    But all this is God warning. Trying to get His people to turn. The book of 2 Kings shows that they just don’t get it in spite of the prophets warning.

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