Calm Warnings Before Stormy Seasons

Isaiah 3:8-13

October 27, 2020 • Jeff Lyle

The history of God’s people reveals that, before they encounter strong correction from the hand of God, they receive from Him multiple warnings. God never “flies off the handle.” God is not an erratic Father who unpredictably loses His temper. When the time comes for God to correct His children, He usually issues many calm warnings before unleashing the stormy season that is meant to bring them to repentance. This message shows how God told His children what He was about to do because of their rebellion. Their proud sin had reached its tipping point, and God was soon to send a storm into their lives to bring His straying children back to Him. The Church today is wise to recognize this mode of operation from the Lord. Do we hear His warnings to us and our own nation? Do we presume that we will be the exception to God’s ways, and that He will not send storms to correct us? May the listener evaluate his or her own heart, and may we all be moved to pray for our nation as we discern that we are equally guilty of the very same sins for which God judged His people long ago. His warnings are present. The storm is still future. But the gap between the warnings and the storm of correction is shrinking.

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