QT – Isaiah 34

Vs. 1, “Come near, you nations, and listen; pay attention, you peoples! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, the world, and all that comes out of it!”  Similar to the judgment we are reminded Jesus lamenting as He entered Jerusalem before His death…we cannot escape the reality of an impending wrath upon this world.  Edom (Esau’s descendant’s and Jacob’s older twin) is singled out here, but the Edomites really signify all nations.  God will have vengeance on His day (Vs. 8).  Question: What is Isaiah picturing?  We are getting a glimpse of what the results will be after the final war…The War of Armageddon!  This is not easy reading, but one we must accept as believers.  God will bring judgment to the wicked.  

Regarding Application….Why the Wait?  For those of you who wonder if God is fair.  We keep waiting because God is giving us every opportunity to turn back to Him.  II Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”  Dearest brothers & sisters…until Judgment comes, we live in a time where we are to share the grace of our Lord Jesus.  We were reminded on Friday how the apostle Paul would implore us to be ambassador’s of Christ.  God is waiting for us to go to this world and do our part in  fulfilling scripture so that everyone will hear of the Good News.  Who can you reach out to this week?