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Woe to Those Who…

September 4, 2014

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Post 2012 04 20 Law Balances

Woe  to Those Who…

History repeats itself  in many different ways.     There have always been those  who have taken advantage  of the poor  —  businesses  who take advantage  of their customers  —  judges  who take advantage  of situations  in court  —  governments  who take advantage  of their citizens,   etc.     Obviously,  those who take advantage  of others  do not meet God’s approval.     God’s word even warns everyone  in any sphere  of life  of taking any sort  of unjust advantage  of others.

God judged Israel  for making unjust decisions  by letting Assyria capture them.     Then Assyria was unjust  in its treatment  of Israel,  so God pronounced judgment on Assyria.     It appears  that whenever people  get the upper hand  in a situation,  their first inclination  is to take advantage  of everything under their control.     They could be just  and righteous  in their authority  —  but choose  to become arrogant  and proud  of their power  over others  as they seek riches  and enjoy wielding  unjust power.

So,  God warns everyone  in Isaiah 10:1-3,

Woe to those  who enact evil statutes
And to those  who constantly record unjust decisions,
So as to deprive the needy  of justice
And rob the poor  of My people  of their rights,
So that widows  may be their spoil
And that they may plunder  the orphans.

Now  what will you do  in the day  of punishment,
And in the devastation  which will come  from afar?
To whom  will you flee  for help?
And where  will you leave  your wealth?

Those  who have been given  control  of things  on earth  do not consider  how they are under God’s control  and authority.     They imagine  that they can get away  with anything they want  and have all sorts  of riches  forever  and ever.     But,  it won’t work that way,  so God asks them ahead  of time,  “Now what will you do  in the day  of punishment,  and in the devastation  which will come  from afar?”

Everyone needs  to remember  that God  is in the ultimate control  of all things.     He will surely punish  every single  wrong doer.     Nobody is getting away  with anything  —  even though it might appear  like they are  in this world.     Eternity is where  the final judgments  will be made.     Those judgments  will never be reversed.     There will be  no second chances  after this life.

That’s saying  that our life  on earth now  is our one-and-only chance  to live  our lives  to God’s glory  and according  to the love  which He has shown us  in Christ Jesus.     If we choose  to be unfair now  and take advantage  of others,  we will be paying  for it  in eternity.     So,  God  is asking us,  “To whom  will you flee  for help?     And where  will you leave  your wealth?”

Good question.

Maybe God needs  to honestly be  our treasured love.     With God  in our hearts,  we sincerely live  according  to His love  and say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You for Your true righteousness  and faithfulness.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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