“In that day,
sing about the fruitful vineyard.
I, the LORD, will watch over it,
watering it carefully.
Day and night I will watch so no one can harm it.
My anger will be gone.
If I find briers and thorns growing,
I will attack them;
I will burn them up—
unless they turn to me for help.
Let them make peace with me;
yes, let them make peace with me.” (Isaiah 27)
You know what I find fascinating about God? He longs to make peace with his enemies. He isn’t interested in doling out punishments and consequences. That is what the cross is all about. God saying to us all, “I’ll take that consequence. I’ll absorb those blows. I’ll step in front of that bullet.”
God would much rather lavish you with lovingkindness. He is a restorer of souls. He is the Father who longs for each and every one of his prodigal children to come home.
In this episode I dive into some prophetic dreams, my own story, and many beautiful redemptive Scriptures. Like these:
Idolatry in Scripture
1 John 5:21 says:
“Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.”
What does it mean to have idols in our life today? Well, here is how it reads in the New Living Translation:
“Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.”
There is a Scripture that has been ringing in my ears for years. It is a prayer that is found in a prayer of Jonah:
“Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.” – Jonah 2:8
I end this episode with this Scripture:
“Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” Philippians 2:14-15 (NLT)