Man seals his own fate, and God acts on man’s choices

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7).

Our logic is that God would not bring evil upon anyone for any reason, but He can and does many times over without our even acknowledging it. Why would God make a covenant with man, only to say not to worry about obeying it. This would make God to be without authority! We are warned not to serve strange gods, still people serve them! The warning God gave to Israel so many generations ago holds true for the Israel of God today, and when Solomon was told that he and his children should not turn from God and to keep the commandments He meant it for us today as well (1 Kings 9:6-9) But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them: Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people: And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house? And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.

Many like to point the finger at God when things go wrong, and the truth is man is merely being repayed in the earth by the choices he has made! God has made a covenant with us, and as man chooses to break His covenant we see God repays those who hate Him! (Deuteronomy 7:9,10) Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

Sadly it is the one sided religion of many churches that do not teach the full gospel, and preach the God is love message only which leaves out what He hates. (Proverbs 6:16-19). The Lord creates the evil and the good we see in the earth, He is a righteous and just God that has a plan of salvation for man. Daniel was one who knew the importance of serving God, and how God can and will bring evil upon man for not obeying Him (Daniel 9:13-15) As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth. Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice. And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.

God has a judgment in the earth, and oftentimes it goes unnoticed as it is fulfilled through the weather, as man belittles Him by calling Him mother nature (Job 37:9-13) Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north. By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened. Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud: And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth. He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy. (Nahum 1:3).

Many know the passage vengeance is mine, I will repay sayeth the Lord, but somehow that does not resonate God means it literally! (Romans 12:19).



5 thoughts on “Man seals his own fate, and God acts on man’s choices

    • Amen…… It really is up to us whether we choose to stay in the world and it’s ways or repent and leave the old life behind. Thank you so much for the link. Blessings in Him Always.

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  2. I’ve seen that verse (Is. 45:7) used out of context as well as out right incorrctly so many times it isn’t funny. You seem to have a pretty good grasp! Hope the following helps a little more in your already good understanding:

    Isaiah 45:7
    KJV(i) 7 I form (H3335) the light (H216), and create (H1254) darkness (H2822): I make (H6213) peace (H7965), and create (H1254) evil (H7451): I the LORD do (H6213) all these (H428) things.

    *H3335 – יצר – yâtsar – yaw-tsar’ – probably identical with H3334 (through the squeezing into shape); (compare H3331); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively to determine (that is, form a resolution) KJV Usage: X earthen, fashion, form, frame, make (-r), potter, purpose.

    *H216 – אור – ‘ôr – ore – From H215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense including lightning, happiness, etc.) KJV Usage: bright, clear, + day, light (-ning), morning, sun.

    *H1254 – בּרא – bârâ’ – baw-raw’ – A primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes) KJV Usage: choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).

    *H2822 – חשׁך – chôshek – kho-shek’ – From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness. KJV Usage: dark (-ness), night, obscurity.

    *H6213 – עשׂה – ‛âśâh – aw-saw’ – A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application. KJV Usage: accomplish, advance, appoint, apt, be at, become, bear, bestow, bring forth, bruise, be busy, X certainly, have the charge of, commit, deal (with), deck, + displease, do, (ready) dress (-ed), (put in) execute (-ion), exercise, fashion, + feast, [fight-] ing man, + finish, fit, fly, follow, fulfil, furnish, gather, get, go about, govern, grant, great, + hinder, hold ([a feast]), X indeed, + be industrious, + journey, keep, labour, maintain, make, be meet, observe, be occupied, offer, + officer, pare, bring (come) to pass, perform, practise, prepare, procure, provide, put, requite, X sacrifice, serve, set, shew, X sin, spend, X surely, take, X thoroughly, trim, X very, + vex, be [warr-] ior, work (-man), yield, use.

    *H7965 – שׁלם שׁלום – shâlôm shâlôm – shaw-lome’, shaw-lome’ – From H7999; safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace. KJV Usage: X do, familiar, X fare, favour, + friend, X greet, (good) health, (X perfect, such as be at) peace (-able, -ably), prosper (-ity, -ous), rest, safe (-ly), salute, welfare, (X all is, be) well, X wholly.

    *H7451 – רעה רע – ra‛ râ‛âh – rah, raw-aw’ – From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun. KJV Usage: adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, + displease (-ure), distress, evil ([-favouredness], man, thing), + exceedingly, X great, grief (-vous), harm, heavy, hurt (-ful), ill (favoured), + mark, mischief, (-vous), misery, naught (-ty), noisome, + not please, sad (-ly), sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wicked (-ly, -ness, one), worse (-st) wretchedness, wrong. [Including feminine ra’ah; as adjective or noun.]

    *H428 – אלּה – ‘êlleh – ale’-leh – Prolonged from H411; these or those. KJV Usage: an- (the) other; one sort, so, some, such, them, these (same), they, this, those, thus, which, who (-m).

    Note: The English words in the verse in bold italics (the, and, all, things) don’t have a specific Hebrew word but were necessary for translation. The self-pronoun “I” has a Hebrew word and in the verse is referring to the Lord each time. Utilizing the definitions and context of Isaiah 45 as well as a general understanding of scripture, I read the verse as follows: “I fashion happiness, cut down sorrow: I advance safety, dispatch adversity: I the Lord bestow these.”

    Generally, we reap what we sow, but are tested at times, but never burdened with more than we can bear. The path of rightousness was not meant to be a walk in the park!

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