Monday, May 23, 2016

Leaders and Nations Beware

Leaders and Nations Beware by Keith Cook

Draw near, O nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples! Let the earth and all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it. Isaiah 34:1 NASB

After spending a relaxing and inspirational weekend out riding a Harley along the Florida Gulf coast, I decided to dig into some heavy Bible reading in the book of Isaiah. It has been great. I have read so much in Isaiah about how leaders can make or break a nation. Isaiah is full of reminders, rebukes, and recommendations for believers and leaders that is so practical and needed today. In my own life there have been seasons of great advances and joy that have often been followed by times of what is going on! During these times God drives me deep into His Word to find comfort and direction. It is amazing how He works. It is always just what I need to adjust my attitude, fortify my faith, or steer my course.

Isaiah 34 is a chapter that deals with God's indignation against nations. While reading the chapter God gave me the following insights.

1. God still has power to make and break nations  (34:1)

2. It is wise for leaders to follow the moral and ethical codes of the Bible (34:1)

3. There is reward and rebuke for how nations honor God, His people, and His agenda  (34:2)

4. The ways of God can be mysterious but it is beneficial to seek to know and honor Him  (34:2-7)

5. There is a day of reckoning coming  (34:8)  - God's Word calls this a time of Vengeance and Recompense.

6. Decisions and Actions made now and in the past affect Generations (34:10) - God honors and protects leaders and nations that do good, helps other nations, and honors Him. God brings down leaders and nations that do evil, seeks to destroy other nations, and those who dishonor Him.

7. When emptiness sets into a culture or generation, nothing satisfies or makes a real difference (34:11,12)

It probably would be a great idea to check out Isaiah 34 for yourself and see what God tells you! He still speaks through His Word.

Prayer Focus:  Ask God to draw your heart nearer to His Word,  and that you might seek to know and honor Him.  Pray for Our Nation...Decisions and Actions made now and in the past affect generations.

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