Isaiah 3:10-15 One Reaps What One Sows

Isaiah 3:10-15 Say to the righteous that it will go well with them, for they will eat the fruit of their actions. Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, for what he deserves will be done to him. O My people! Their oppressors are children, and women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray and confuse the direction of your paths. The LORD arises to contend, and stands to judge the people. The LORD enters into judgment with the elders and princes of His people, “It is you who have devoured the vineyard; The plunder of the poor is in your houses. “What do you mean by crushing My people and grinding the face of the poor?” Declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

Judgment in the Bible is noted with individuals and with nations. In verses 10-11, the discussion is regarding the individual. In verses 13-15, the issue is with God’s people, Israel. In verse 12, God points out Israel chose human rule instead of the divine. Human rule (children and women) led to destruction, confusion, raiding the poor, and poverty.  Note within these verses 12-15. The leadership plundered the poor; the result was poverty. “You get what you deserve”.

There are two groups of people in the verses above, the righteous and the wicked. The concept of “you get what you deserve” is noted in the New Testament as well in Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. The Bible is consistent with this notion from beginning to end. This ultimately contrasts two groups of people, believers in Christ and those who are not.

How many times has it been stated by the moral man, “I am basically a good person, I help the poor, I haven’t murdered anybody.” These folks proclaim they are not in need of a savior. Atheists will be stunned when they realize there is something and it is the Trinity. Regardless of what they think or believe, judgment will ultimately occur.  The scene is the great white throne of judgment. It is the judgment of those who do not believe Christ died for their sin. Revelation 20:13 …and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. The Bible really says if you do not believe Jesus died for sin that you will go to Hell (Revelation 20:14). There is good news. Jesus’ death on the cross is the payment for sin. His resurrection validates that He has power of death. Death is the penalty for sin. Jesus is the payment for and the power over sin.

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