Some friends and I are studying the book of Isaiah. Today’s reading was from chapter 27. It says in verse 11 “Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them. And their Creator will not be gracious to them.” Read that again…”their Maker will not have compassion on them…will not be gracious to them.” Can you imagine? I mean even when we don’t acknowledge God He still cares for us. Even those in the world who openly reject Him, He still loves. Who are these people that God does not have compassion for or holds back His grace from?
Those who follow and worship false gods (Rev. 13:8,14). Why would God choose to withhold compassion and grace from those who are deceived? Because they have had ample opportunity to listen and follow Jesus. Whether these people are those before the Second Coming of Christ or after, depending upon how you believe, these followers of the Beast will have the Creator against them. God is not happy with those who lead others astray (Luke 17:2), and that is what followers and worshipers do, they encourage others to do the same. So they are encouraging others to worship false gods, to turn way from the one truly living God, and they are proud of it.
Imagine yourself as God. And your children are your children that you brought forth and love. And one of your children commits murder. But not only that but encourages another of your children to commit murder. And they are proud of it. Yes, you still love both children just as God loves everyone, but you have to put a stop to it. And God does exactly that.
Scripture says God is just and if He is holding back His compassion and grace…it is for a very good reason. I just don’t want to be on the negative side of that equation.