The Message – #39
It’s not going to impact me. How often are we only focused on the consequences that directly impact us? Are we worried about how our actions will impact others? Read Isaiah chapter 39 and focus on verses 6 and 8.
‘Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house and all that your fathers have laid up in store to this day will be carried to Babylon; nothing will be left,’ says the Lord . Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good.” For he thought, “For there will be peace and truth in my days.”
Isaiah 39:6, 8 NASB
Hezekiah had been prideful and boastful and had showed off all his treasures to a foreign country. Isaiah comes to him and says, “Why did you do this?” Then proceeds to tell Hezekiah that one day Babylon will own all of the things that they have seen. What is Hezekiah’s response? “Well at least it’s not going to bother me.”
Our sins impact others. Are we concerned with how our sins impact other people? Or, are we only worried about ourselves and what’s going to directly happened to ourselves? As we are focusing on what God has for us, we must remember that we are to bring people to Jesus Christ, not turn them away from him. Are we focusing on being a witness for Christ, or only worrying about how things impact us?