A different world is coming!
Isaiah 31-33/Luke 15-16
32:1-5 Look, a righteous king is coming! And honest princes will rule under him. He will shelter Israel from the storm and the wind. He will refresh her as a river in the desert and as the cool shadow of a large rock in a hot and weary land. Then everyone who can see will be looking for God, and those who can hear will listen to his voice. Even the hotheads among them will be full of sense and understanding. Those who stammer in uncertainty will speak out plainly.
16:13 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
OT Flash Points
Those who depend on Egypt will be destroyed
Disaster is coming
You feel secure, within the year reality & judgment will strike
Then peace & security will be established
NT Flash Points
Eat with sinners?
Get God’s perspective even if it costs you your beloved tradition
To profit yourself & your Master, you need a new approach
I, unlikely to be holy, am commanded to be holy
This is a basis for despair unless, by His redemption, He can give me His heredity – the Holy Spirit
Hope or despair depends on my conclusion the moment I am confronted with my need for Him