Rewards and Punishment – Isaiah 3

God has given the prophet, Isaiah, a very difficult message for the nations of Jerusalem and Judah. Because of their choices to turn away from God and pursue their own carnal desires, God is declaring a warning of the consequences through Isaiah.

I can’t imagine this made Isaiah a very popular individual. But, the message must be delivered. God is a holy God. He cannot tollerate such things.

There must have been some who chose to follow our King:

10 But all will be well for those who are godly. Tell them, “You will receive a wonderful reward!” 11 But say to the wicked, “Your destruction is sure. You, too, will get what you deserve. Your well-earned punishment is on the way.”

But, to those who chose to ignore God’s loving call, they will receive their “well-earned punishment.”

We can continue living our lives for ourselves – climbing corporate laddars, accumulating possessions, doing things that satisfy our flesh – but what is it that God is calling us to do? What is it that continues to rule our bodies and distract us from the real race God has for us to run?

For those who seek after Him, the reward will be great!

Lord, help us to know those things that continue to keep us distracted from Your intended paths. Send the Holy Spirit to help us discern our very steps and our every word. Increase our trust in You, Lord, and guide us, O King! -amen


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