Monday, August 10, 2009

Master As for Servant


1
See, the LORD is going to lay waste the earth
and devastate it;
he will ruin its face
and scatter its inhabitants-

2 it will be the same
for priest as for people,
for master as for servant,
for mistress as for maid,
for seller as for buyer,
for borrower as for lender,
for debtor as for creditor.

21 In that day the LORD will punish
the powers in the heavens above
and the kings on the earth below.

22 They will be herded together
like prisoners bound in a dungeon;
they will be shut up in prison
and be punished after many days.

23 The moon will be abashed, the sun ashamed;
for the LORD Almighty will reign
on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
and before its elders, gloriously.
Isaiah 24:1-2 & 21-23, New International Version

Master As for Servant

It is good for us to remember such passages as Isaiah 24. Often we are so caught up in our everyday life that we tend to forget the true realities of life. The world as we know it will not remain this way forever. When the time comes for this world to be destroyed, it will not matter what our station in life. Verse 2 reminds us that:

2 it will be the same
for priest as for people,
for master as for servant,
for mistress as for maid,
for seller as for buyer,
for borrower as for lender,
for debtor as for creditor.

The earth will have shaken its fist in the face of God for the last time. Every man who ever lived will now bow the knee to God Almighty, and no longer will he doubt that there is a God. It will be both a time of terror and a time of joy. For the Christian, the time of suffering will be over; for the ungodly the time of suffering will have just begun.

It is important that we remember these things. We have a purpose, ordained by God to fulfill; above all, we are to be the salt of the earth. By our lives and by our testimonies, we need to pray that people may see Christ in us. In many situations, we are the only "Bible" that people will ever read.

These are sobering words, but they are also cause of great rejoicing. How we long for the return of Christ!

The moon will be abashed, the sun ashamed;
for the LORD Almighty will reign
on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
and before its elders, gloriously.

Amen. So come quickly, Lord Jesus!

God Bless You,
Linda

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