God’s Standard

God’s Standard

by Inspiration Ministries

"All you who inhabit the world, and live on earth, as soon as a flag is raised on the mountains, you will see it, and as soon as the trumpet is blown, you will hear it." – Isaiah 18:3 NASB God told Isaiah that the day would come when He would raise a flag. This would be a symbol of God and His irrefutable Word – the rules and principles by which we are to live and be judged. God warned that this standard would be “raised on the mountains,” visible for all to see. But that was not all. A trumpet would blow. Everyone would hear it and know that God was getting ready to act! Soon, harvest time would arrive! Jesus taught that the harvest was the end of the age, a time when crops would be gathered, when there would be pruning and a time of separation and judgment (Matthew 13:24-43). Jesus said tares (weeds) are in the world. These “are the sons of the evil one” (Matthew 13:38). They are growing all around us, causing confusion, spreading unrighteousness, and encouraging people to ignore God’s Word. But God’s harvest time will bring a time of judgment. This is a warning for us. The day will come when each of us must give account for what we have done on the day of judgment. God has an eternal plan for the ages. He is the Great Judge. And He has issued laws by which each of us will be judged. Don’t be distracted by the world’s standards or popular opinions. Be sure to live according to His Word. His truths never change. Base your life on His principles. Don’t compromise. Prayer Father, help me to live according to Your righteous standards. Give me a burden for souls. Use me to reach the lost with the Gospel. In Jesus’ name, amen. Extended Reading Isaiah 18