November 11th, 2016
I love that our God never gives up on us, always desiring for His children to come to repentance. Often, we give up on the chance that our friend or loved one will ever turn from their sinful lifestyle, but God never gives up. Just like Ezekiel, He has appointed us all as watchers. He wants us to help bring back the lost sheep and watch over those who are not lost to help them stay in the flock. He is a loving God who wishes to extend grace to His people.
Nevertheless, our God is also a jealous God and a just God. We have a choice to either sin or not sin, and we will be judged by our choices. A grapevine exists for the purpose of producing fruit. Yet what if it stops producing fruit? What else is it good for? Vines are only good for bearing fruit. If they are not going to bear fruit, then they are only useful for building fires.
We are created to live a fruitful life, a life of righteousness and good works that flow out of our faith relationship with God.
Author: Scott & Sherry Sherwood