Well this is it…the final day in 2017 SSSVEDA, Video every day in the month of August. it was touch and go a few days but I managed to get a video loaded each day this month. As always the push is something you sometimes need.
My subject today came up when I was reading the book of Isaiah. It wasn’t until chapter 53 that I felt I was getting ‘message’ or something I understood enough that I could work with. But that is how the Old Testament has been for me. While I am reading it faithfully, some days I walk away not sure what I was supposed to get out of it.
Admittedly now that I made it through Old and New Testament once (finishing in July) This time Old Testament has been more meaningful and less ‘jolting’ than it was the first time. When I was reading the New Testament I saw so many references to the prophecies of the prophets in the old Testament so this time I was able to read them remembering how they were foreshadowing or prophesieing about the coming of the Messiah.
Then in chapter 58 I came across two strong messages for me, one relating to Fasting and the other keeping the Sabboth.
In both cases God says through Isaiah, if you’re not going to do it right, don’t bother doing it. He was letting people know the simple act of fasting or of keeping the Sabboth meant nothing if the person walked away and continued living in an un-Christian like manner.
There are a lot of people who give the name Christian a bad name. I have come across more than a few that acted anything but Christ like. All I can say is that is NOT what God planned.
It’s not my place to judge…I simply have to know that I am doing my best to walk the walk. Come judgement day things will work themselves out.
Until next time…bye-bye