Jun. 7, 2019

Cherry Pickin’

 

“The Lord Almighty has sworn, ‘Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.’” Isaiah 14:24

Have you ever heard the saying you cannot fight the inevitable? People do it all the time. We can fight the inevitable, but we won’t win.

That’s how it is with the Sovereignty of God. We may not offer God control of the reins of our life, but He does have ultimate authority in the universe. We can choose to believe it. We can choose to deny it. We can choose to embrace it. We can choose to roll our eyes, shrug our shoulders, and laugh at those who live in belief. Our actions, our choices, and our attitudes do not affect God’s will.

I do not like “cherry picking” bible verses trying to make my point or make the bible say what I want it to say. However, this is an example of a standalone verse that rings true. You can read the entire book of Isaiah. You can read the entire chapter containing this verse. Read the entire bible. Seriously…do. <wink> In context, regardless of geography, culturally and by historical value, the verse remains true.

There are some days I say to myself, “I cannot wait for Christ to return and set the record straight; returning to establish His kingdom on earth, and recapture God’s control.” There are other days my heart is saddened to see the level of rejection and rebellion within our society. Even among His children. I suspect God’s heart breaks as well. Eventually, His patience and our time clock will expire. Truth wins in the end.

It really doesn’t matter whether you’re reading the Old Testament or the New, God is God. Jesus is who He said He is, and the Holy Spirit offers proof when we ask for it. We must, however, accept the Truth provided.

I’m headed back to pick some more cherries in order to continue my discovery of Truth. Whether I pick one cherry at a time or carry an entire bushel, I still have a great deal to learn. I can make cherry pie or be seen as a cherry sour. The bible has been known to be used for good and for evil. Usually by using one verse at a time out of context.