“Well now, let me tell you what I’ll do to my vineyard: I’ll tear down its fence and let it go to ruin. I’ll knock down the gate and let it be trampled. I’ll turn it into a patch of weeds, untended, uncared for — thistles and thorns will take over.
I’ll give orders to the clouds: “Don’t rain on that vineyard, ever!'”
Do you get it? The vineyard of God is the country of Israel. All the men and women of Judah are the garden he was so proud of. He looked for a crop of justice and saw them murdering each other. He looked for a harvest of righteousness and heard only the moans of victims.
Isaiah 5:1b-7 The Message
It would be easy to ignore these words from God, if this was only a story from history.
HOWEVER, this story is in the Bible to teach us.
This message is just as fitting to the church, and every Christian, today.
Playing the game and living on our heels is not the life of a disciple.
We need to be caring for the “vineyard” and producing “fruit”.
What have you been doing with your “vineyard”?