The LORD said to me, “Faithless Israel is more righteous than unfaithful Judah.
When I was reading this passage Holy Spirit suddenly stopped me in my tracks, and highlited these particular words in my spirit “Faithless”, and “Unfaithful”. I never really payed close attention to these particular words, but today it was like an urgency in my soul.
What are you trying to say Lord?
I looked up both words via Merriam-Webster dictionary, and here are the exact translations of both words.
not faithful, in particular.
engaging in sexual relations with a person other than one’s regular partner in contravention of a previous promise or understanding.
The Lord calls Israel faithless, and Judah he calls unfaithful, then he also declares Israel to be more righteous, than Judah. That’s pretty important information isn’t it?
Immediately I saw myself as both Israel, and Judah in different seasons of my life. I have dedicated myself wholly as a child, and have been passionate, on fire for the Lord, but when I grew up, I became like Judah, careless, and unfaithful. I took his Grace for granted, and trampled upon his scars, serving the Lord on Sunday, then sinning on a Monday, repenting on Saturday, swiping my Grace card at service on Sunday.
I have grown accustomed to this, and have not even realized how I backslid. I was far from God, and didn’t even notice it. My prayers were blocked, I was pleasuring myself with the world, slowly slipping away. I knew the truth, but I have turned my back on the love of my life, and took his love for granted.
We have reached a time, and age where we can transgress against GOD all week, then swipe the Grace card on a Sunday, demanding God to forgive us.
We are unfaithful to him, then expect his love to cover us. We worship foreign idols, then act like his children, on a Sunday, pretending to be his.
Reading these scriptures has been eye opening to me.
Lord you are talking about me. Lord Israel has turned from you, because they took your Grace for granted. Lord I turned on the wrong path, thinking I was on the right path.
“Lord, I balled, thank you for taking me back into your loving arms”
If today you see yourself as unfaithful Judah, serving in church, declaring his word on a Sunday, but being cruel, and hypocritical all through out the week, then running before the alter on Sunday, waving that Grace card? STOP IT !
You say you love me, but you continue to trample on my love, you say you worship me, but you worship foreign idols. Return unto me, saith the Lord, and I will heal you!
THERE’S HOPE, THERES PEACE IN THE HOLY GHOST! RETURN AND SERVE HIM WHOLEHEARTEDLY!
What an eye opening revelation!
Questions to ponder upon!
1. Do you see yourself slipping up, then pulling out that GRACE card?
2. Do you lips say I love God, but your actions prove otherwise?
3. Is there HOPE for me?
I weep for our nation, to turn back to God. Where we reverence him, and put him first with our actions, not just our words.