Day 198

Today’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 18-22
The Lord, the LORD Almighty, called you on that day to weep and to wail, to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth. But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine!  
“Let us eat and drink,” you say, “for tomorrow we die!”  Isaiah 22:12-13
Faced with crisis what else is there to do but eat drink and be merry!

God says, “Doom is coming! So, repent and be humble.”

The people respond with end of the world parties.

Why face your problems when it is more fun to revel in them.

At the risk of being political, is that not what has happened in Washington D.C. for decades.  We know there is a problem, but it is easier to raise money at a party about the problem than to actually solve it.

Which will you do this day . . . repent in the face of sin . . . or use sin as an excuse to continue the party?

Your choice . . .

Tomorrow’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 23-27


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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