The Mercy of God


3 But whoever sacrifices a bull

is like one who kills a person,

and whoever offers a lamb

is like one who breaks a dog’s neck;

whoever makes a grain offering

is like one who presents pig’s blood,

and whoever burns memorial incense

is like one who worships an idol.

They have chosen their own ways,

and they delight in their abominations;

4 so I also will choose harsh treatment for them

and will bring on them what they dread.

For when I called, no one answered,

when I spoke, no one listened.

They did evil in my sight

and chose what displeases me.”

Isaiah 66:3-4

The next verses comes out as shocking: God is not pleased because the sacrifice the people were giving was corrupt.

God compares what they think is good to terrible things – and ends the accusation with saying they delight in abominable things.

The mind can justify many evil things when people choose their own way over God’s.

God was not silent in this period. In verse four we see “He called, He spoke” response. No answer. No one is listening. Instead they are choosing to do evil.

In our day we have the Word of God, almost everyone in America has access to the Bible.

Sometimes it is the mercy of God to let a society fail in order to get their attention for something more weighty than everyday life.

In whatever condition our country is, we need to tell people the truth, that God is calling them from their sin to Himself.


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