What More?

“What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it?” (Isaiah 5:4, NIV 1984).

My Musings – “What more” could God have done for those created in His image? Consider the following.

Provided a garden paradise as home and food that “grew on trees” and did not need to be worked. The LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. (Genesis 2:8–9, NIV 1984).

Provided a sin offering when nothing man could offer would ever be sufficient. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NIV 1984).

Put us in the best place and time for us to find Him. “He determined the times set for [us] and the exact places where [we] should live. God did this so that [we] would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.” (Acts 17:26–27, NIV 1984).

Gives us time to respond to His offer. “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9, NIV 1984).

My Advice – What He does not do is make the choice for us. “Whoever believes in [chooses] him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe [choose Him] stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of [chosen] God’s one and only Son.” (John 3:18, NIV 1984). “For there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be [can be] saved.” (Acts 4:12, NIV 1984). So, the real question is not what more can the Father do for us, but what more can we do? Choose wisely, but remember, not choosing is a choice.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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