For Some Thousands with Ears to Hear
What WOULD life be like for you, if it were for you as it is for most in the world: NO HELP WITH ANYTHING—no help Spiritually OR Physically? Take a brief moment and picture what your home, family, and days would look like…if ALL “supply and support” was removed from your daily life, in a heartbeat. What if you got just what you actually deserved?
Humbling thought, eh?
Isa.3 presents this HUMBLING thought, to those with ears to hear and eyes to see:
For behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts,
Takes away the stock and the store,
The whole supply of bread and the whole supply of water;
2 The mighty man and the man of war,
The judge and the prophet,
And the seer and the elder;
3 The captain of fifty and the honorable man,
The counselor and the skillful artisan,
And the expert.
4 “ I will give children to be their princes,
And babes shall rule over them.
5 The people will be oppressed,
Every one by another and every one by his neighbor;
The child will be insolent toward the elder,
And the base toward the honorable.”
Taking Father’s kindness for granted—or without humility and a knowledge of how fragile life is and how important His Favor has been—would be a VERY bad idea, I’d say. Let’s not be like that? He owes us nothing, and has given MUCH. When we forget that, we’re done, either individually or on a larger basis if many individuals forget this or act outside of this gratitude.