“As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, ‘Do not destroy it, for a blessing is in it,’ so will I do for My servants’ sake, that I may not destroy them all.” – Isaiah 65:8
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Have you ever bought a bunch of grapes and had a few that were bad in the bunch? Or, may be it was a bag of oranges or potatoes with one or two rotten ones. Did you throw the whole bag or bunch out in the trash?
Chances are, you probably didn’t. It doesn’t make sense to throw the whole bag of fruit or bunch of grapes or bag of potatoes out because of a few bad ones when there are still good ones there.
That’s how God is with us. Those who are good, according to what His standard of good is, will be kept for that day when Christ returns for us. And those who are rotten in their soul with the filth of sin will be thrown out into eternal punishment (Matt. 25:30, 46).
We see a vivid example of that through the Israelites. They had been caught up in sin and had turned away from serving God. God spoke to the Israelites through the prophet Isaiah. He said, “As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, ‘Do not destroy it, for a blessing is in it,’ so will I do for My servants’ sake, that I may not destroy them all” (Isa. 65:88). Just like there can be good found in a cluster of grapes for grape juice, God can find a blessing in His creation – people who are willing and obedient.
The Lord is not willing that any should perish but that all people should come to repentance (2 Pet. 3:9). God is a loving god and wants everyone to be saved. That’s why He sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins (Jn. 3:16).
But the sad reality is that not everyone will be saved. Those who choose not to obey Christ will perish. Individuals who obey Christ will live eternally. “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death” (Rev. 21:8).
Will you be a part of the bunch that Christ saves? Or will you be cast out in the lake of fire? All you have to do is obey the Lord today. Believe that Jesus is Lord (Mk. 16:16). Repent of your sins (Acts 2:38). Confess that Jesus is Lord (Matt. 10:32). And be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins (Mk. 16:16). The one who believes and is baptized will be saved. The one who does not believe and is not baptized will be cast out.
Don’t be one who will be destroyed. Stop living an ungodly life and turn to Christ today. Be the blessing in the bunch.
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