Apr 1, 2019
It’s easy to slam the wicked. Finding fault with the faithless comes naturally to most of us. But, as Christians, we sometimes fail to understand that even our sin has ramifications. Just because we are followers of Christ doesn’t make us immune to the consequences of sinful choices. When we sin, there are ramifications. Yes, we enjoy forgiveness, but that doesn’t mean we can sin with impunity and without any fear of consequences. In Isaiah 48:12-22 God is going to let the people of Judah know that He had plans for them. Some of those plans had to do with their destruction at the hands of the Babylonians. But it didn’t have to be that way. God had repeatedly offered them the chance to repent and return to Him, but they had refused. They could have enjoyed a restored relationship with God, if they would have heeded His warnings and humbly returned to Him with penitent hearts. Now, they would suffer similar fates as the wicked pagans from Babylon. And they would learn the painful lesson that there is no peace for the wicked, even those who are called by God’s name.