Vision From The Past
There has been lots of commentary, including myself, about the Super Bowl show this past Sunday. It’s nothing new and nothing that has been happening for the past two decades or more. I think that fact that it was during the Super Bowl is what moved people to comment on mass.
As our world continues to crumble around us we must ask ourselves – who’s in charge? If network executives, non-representatives people in government or others in this world, then Jesus Christ is not in charge. If He is in charge, then everything that is happening, including Sunday night, is part of His plan, not ours. Remember, we agreed to “turn our wills and our lives over to the care of God…” Either we believe Jesus is Lord or we don’t. A woman is either pregnant or not pregnant, there is no in-between.
Isaiah paints an incredible picture for all to see. In reading this earlier it was as if Isaiah was here today, seeing what we see but he was seeing it more than 2,000 years ago. Visions from the past that see today as clearly as we. Our God is awesome…and He is in charge, not us.
Isaiah 5 ESV
1 Let me sing for my beloved
my love song concerning his vineyard:
My beloved had a vineyard
on a very fertile hill.
2 He dug it and cleared it of stones,
and planted it with choice vines;
he built a watchtower in the midst of it,
and hewed out a wine vat in it;
and he looked for it to yield grapes,
but it yielded wild grapes.
3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem
and men of Judah,
judge between me and my vineyard.
4 What more was there to do for my vineyard,
that I have not done in it?
When I looked for it to yield grapes,
why did it yield wild grapes?
5 And now I will tell you
what I will do to my vineyard.
I will remove its hedge,
and it shall be devoured;
I will break down its wall,
and it shall be trampled down.
6 I will make it a waste;
it shall not be pruned or hoed,
and briers and thorns shall grow up;
I will also command the clouds
that they rain no rain upon it.
7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts
is the house of Israel,
and the men of Judah
are his pleasant planting;
and he looked for justice,
but behold, bloodshed;
but behold, an outcry!