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Divine Grief

"What more could have been done to My vineyard, that I have not don in it?" Isaiah 5:4.

Summery: - God has done everything for us and He expects a suitable response from us. A righteous, fruitful life is the reasonable answer to all what God has done for us.

Isaiah chapter five is a love song of the Lord about His vineyard-Israel. In which He laments over the wild fruits they produced. What God says about Israel is applicable to the Church today. There is nothing more that God could have been done fore us as well. He has done everything for us – the New Testament believers.

       In His good pleasure and sovereign will chose to make us His own. He has paid a great price -the atoning death of the Lord Jesus Christ- to procure our redemption. He has provided every favorable circumstance: implanted in us a divine nature, given us the scriptures as our guide and spiritual food. The Spirit of God dwells in us to empower and equip us for Christian life and service. Above all the Lord Jesus Christ intercedes for us at the right hand of the Father.

       Yes, what more could have been done for us? He has completed all what is needed for our fruitful life. Apostle Peter says, “ His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue….” 2Peter 1:2—4.

       What is the Lord's concern regarding Judah ? The next sentence is significant, “ Why then, when I expected it to bring forth good grapes, Did it bring forth wild grapes?”

       What about us? Even after enjoying all those wonderful works of God in our life, do we live a fruitful life which will bring joy to the heart of the Lord? Let us examine our individual life.


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