They Would Not Walk in His Ways

Isaiah 42:23-25. “Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come? Who gave Jacob  for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the Lord, He against Whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in His ways, neither were they obedient unto His law. Therefore He hath poured upon him the fury of His anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet  he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.”

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All down through the ages since God created man, we have decided over and over again that we want to be like everyone else and do what everyone else is doing. God, Jehovah, warns His people countless times that if they persist in disobedience, there will be terrible consequences; they will be conquered, taken into captivity, destroyed.

When that happens, our natural tendency is to once again shake our fists in His face, demanding to know why a so-called loving God can allow such horror to happen to people.

If people had only heeded His warnings, his supplication that they return to worship of the one true God, calamity would have been avoided. We don’t, however, want to acknowledge that. We want to be able to go our own way without suffering any consequences.  We want God to conform to our ideas of what is good; we do not want to conform to His holiness and truth.

We forget that He is Jehovah.  Just as Israel forgot, we forget. And then, when calamity strikes, we rush to our churches to pray and to sing God Bless America without  taking any thought as to why we are dealing with calamity.

We want Him to give us His blessing without our giving Him our obedience.

2 thoughts on “They Would Not Walk in His Ways

  1. I remember how our nation’s media reported how terrible it was when Franklin Graham spoke out during and after Hurricane Katrina that he thought it was the hand of God’s judgment on our nation. Blind eyes, deaf ears, people have a Bible but they do not read it. I wonder if some of our country’s population would even know where their Bibles are located. When judgment day arrives and they are judged from the Bible God gave us it will be too late. What a shame. Yet, God loves us so much that He will not force us to love Him in return.

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