Tuesday, September 9, 2008

what more could have been done?

This semester I have been blessed to be in a class that is studying the Old Testament book of Isaiah. This class is not just a read-it-and-take-it-at-its-word class; we get in to some deep discussion and I am so super thankful for that! Anyways, today in class, we read Isaiah 5:4 and the scripture says-"What more could have been done to My vineyard that I have not done in it?" (Note: over and over in scripture we see God refer to His people as His "vineyard") This scripture comes after a time when Isaiah is describing the fall of Jerusalem and Judah in the Southern Kingdom. However, God's Word is still applicable to us today!! When we read this particular scripture, it felt so convicting in my heart. How often do I try to seek out and do things on my own, trying to make my life better? Right here, in His Word, God is telling us, "Hey, what more do you want that I have not already done for you?!" Was the cross not enough? Was the blood of the Son of Man not enough to satisfy our every longing that we have in a relationship with Him?? I'm reminded of the song "Enough"—"all of You is more than enough for all of me…" Why is it that we seek out things outside of God when He has done everything, and provides everything that we need? So I leave you with this…."What more could have been done for you that I have not done already?" (verse reworded)

keep on keepin on!!