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You Did All You Could For Them

 

(Isaiah 5:1-5) “I will sing for my beloved my love-song concerning his vineyard: ‘The one I love had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He plowed its land and cleared it of stones. Then he planted it with the choicest vines, built a watchtower in the middle of it, and dug a wine vat in it; He expected it to produce good grapes, but it produced only wild ones.’”

“’So now, you inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge, won’t you please, between me and my vineyard. What more could I do in my vineyard, that I haven’t already done? When I expected it to produce good grapes, why did it yield wild ones?’”

“Now, let me tell you, won’t you please, what I’m going to do to my vineyard. “I’m going to take away its protective hedge, and it will be devoured; I’ll break down its wall, and it will be trampled. 

 

 

As parents, “What else could I have done for them?” is a question they will always ask, especially if their children end up with the wrong partner, in the wrong job, with the wrong crowds, or bound by addiction. No parent destroys their child’s life intentionally nor does he give his child the wrong advice.

As parents, they sacrifice their youth, their dreams, and their desires in order to make sure that their children have the best odds to make it in life and be fruitful. This is a normal instinct that every parent has, and it is exactly the way our Heavenly Father deals with each one of us.

But after all He has done for us and continues to do, He ends up asking Himself “What else I could have done?”. He cannot force you to love Him, follow Him, or force you to make the right choices that will avoid pain for you and your loved ones. He can only warn you and keep on loving you while you continue to reject Him and choose to sin. He even became flesh in the form of Jesus and dwelt on earth amongst us suffering death on the cross.

In Isaiah God pours out His heart regarding the unexpected wild grapes His vines produced. That refers to the sins we continue to commit as His people even though He has given us victory over sin and Satan. So what else can He do so that we surrender completely to Christ and be saved? Eventually, in the parable, he takes away the hedge of protection and allows the wild beasts to trample the vines.

The only thing He can do now to protect others from getting infected by our sinful mindset is to close every door that will take us further away from Him, deny every prayer that will make us depend less on Him, and stop every person who will destroy our faith in Him.

 

 

Without Jesus, You will only produce wild grapes and God will have no choice but to take away the protection and let you suffer.

 

 

Prayers

• Lord, You are The Blessed and only potentate, the one who is immortal, and the unseen.
• Thank You Father that You have done the best for us and loved us to the point of sending Your son to die on the cross.
• Thank You that you provide for all things in order for us to be fruitful and to have a bright future.
• We bless Your name for watching over us and being concerned with every area of our lives.
• Forgive us for taking You for granted and not understanding the sacrifice of love You have done for us.
• Forgive us for choosing our own way of doing things instead of doing what You have commanded us.
• We ask that we will completely surrender once again to Jesus today and become obedient children.
• Teach us how to bear much fruit that will be pleasing onto You.
• We declare that we will no longer produce wild grapes but sweet ones.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

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