The disappointment of God

RE Verse reading–Isaiah 5:1-13, 18-23 (day three)  “I looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress.”  (vs 7)  I hate feeling disappointed.  I have several strategies for avoiding it.  I think God hates it too.  He hates looking at us (His people) expecting to find a just and socially conscious society where poor people are coached and cared for, only to find the bloodshed of gang/drug violence and tears of distress from people who are trapped and lost.  It is disappointing!  Especially when He has intentionally and richly blessed some so that they (we) will become agents of salvation, channels of blessing.  Even allowing for His patience, God’s disappointment will eventually lead to destruction.  He will not give up on the dream of a restored earth/ fair society!  Even if it means removing His protection so that our opportunity can come to an end.  Then, He can give the job to people who will not disappoint Him.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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