The Lord, the LORD Almighty, called you on that day to weep and to wail, to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth. But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine! “Let us eat and drink,” you say, “for tomorrow we die!” Isaiah 22:12-13
The people of Jerusalem had turned away from God and chosen to follow idols and sin against God. Multiple times God called for them to repent and turn back to Him. Instead of turning back to Him, they continued living their life as if in a great party, not caring. In doing this, it brought on God’s wrath and His call to destroy the city.
People of the world do not know God and live their lives in the moment. They want to eat, drink and be merry, because they know that they will die soon. Enjoyment of life in the moment is the highest priority.
Talking about something that is bad is not anything most people want to do. When believers bring up the idea of sin and not living for God, the world will turn them away, because they are living in sin and don’t want to change. For those in the world, this can be expected.
Believers should show a different picture. When there is sin, a believer should be weeping and repenting of that sin.
The sad part is that many believers try to explain their sin away. They enjoy the sinful pleasures and do not want to change. Each person looks at different sins in different ways. However, in God’s eyes all sin is sin.
If you examine your life and see sin in it, you need to weep before God and repent of those sins. Do not continue on with life as though nothing will happen. A day of judgement is in store for all sin.
Along with personal sin, you must also weep for the sins of others. Sin affects every person in many ways, not just the one doing it.
Do not just ignore sin and party. God is watching, but He is also waiting for you to repent so that He can forgive you and give you true life and joy. The sin of this world is temporary, but the joy of God lasts for eternity.
I pray today that God will strengthen you to turn from all sin; that you will weep over the sins of others; that you will seek forgiveness from God; that you will know the forgiveness Jesus provides; and that you will live for God.