Feb 14, 2019
There’s a lot of talk these days about the condition of the environment. Politicians and pundits of all stripes use the earth’s ecological condition as a means to push various policies and political agendas. And there is little doubt that our world is suffering because of man’s abuse and misuse of this incredible resource provided for us by God. But Isaiah 24:1-13 is going to reveal that there is a greater problem behind the sorry state of the earth’s environment. It is sin. Ever since the fall, the sins of mankind have had a dramatic impact on this planet on which we live. Rather than acting as God faithful stewards, caring for the earth and all that it contains, we have tended to treat it with disdain and disrespect, taking advantage of its many resources and using them for our own selfish pleasures. And this passage is going to support the fact that a day is coming when God will renew His creation and return it to its original, pristine, pre-fall state. While we should care about the environment and do all that we can to clean up and care for the earth, God lets us know that it is irredeemable and unrepairable. He won’t just fix it. He will replace it. He will make all things new.