- Isaiah 18-23
Isaiah 22:12-13 NLT
At that time the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, called you to weep and mourn. He told you to shave your heads in sorrow for your sins and to wear clothes of burlap to show your remorse. But instead, you dance and play; you slaughter cattle and kill sheep. You feast on meat and drink wine. You say, “Let’s feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!”
- The people were called to repent.
At that time the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, called you to weep and mourn. He told you to shave your heads in sorrow for your sins and to wear clothes of burlap to show your remorse.
- Instead, the people chose to make merry today and deal with the consequences of their actions tomorrow.
But instead, you dance and play; you slaughter cattle and kill sheep. You feast on meat and drink wine. You say, “Let’s feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!”
Many in the world tend to “live for and in the moment”, choosing to deal with any consequences tomorrow. They place a strong focus on having a good time today. The shame is that, for many, tomorrow never comes and the good time continues with no thought of the repercussions of their previous actions. It is not wise to make merry today while deliberately ignoring tomorrow and the consequences it has to offer.
Our lives cannot be just about merrymaking. There are accumulating consequences to our actions. As Christians, we must be cognizant that there is a time and a season for everything. There are seasons when we called to be repentant and confess our sins. In other seasons, we are called to intercede on behalf of others. At other times, we are called specifically to praise and worship God, shrouded with a heart of thanksgiving. Then there are others when we are called to make merry.
What season are you being called to? Don’t ignore the call in favor of merrymaking today and facing the consequences tomorrow.
Did you like Today’s Post?
Don’t forget to hit the Like button and share your thoughts in the Comments Section below!
Do you have any discoveries that you would like to share? Send me an email me through the Contact Form.
Do you know someone who would be blessed by this post? Please share it by clicking one of those Sharing Buttons below. And if you are interested in more, you should follow our Facebook page where we share more amazing discoveries.
May the Peace of God go with you!
I am a dynamic young lady who loves the Lord and seek to have a joy that no one can take away. My all-time favourite thing to do is gaining discoveries by design from My Father during our time each day. Reading, learning and trying new things falls behind in a close second place. My dream is to use my God-given talents to positively impact as many people as possible. As a proud Wolmerian, with a zest for life, I adhere to the “Age Quod Agis” motto in that whatsoever I do, I always do it to the best of my ability.