Summary: If we would become more compassionate and less judgmental, what would happen? We would become like a well watered garden, with flowing streams. We become Repairers of Broken Walls used by God.
If we would become more compassionate and less judgmental, what happens?
Call on the LORD and HE will answer
Cry out to HIM for help and HIS answer will be this…
If you stop oppressing the weak, stop making false accusations and spreading vicious rumors. STOP Gossiping.
Feed the hungry. Help those in trouble.
Then your light will shine
It will rise out of darkness
Night will become like the noonday
The Lord will guide you continually, satisfying you with good things.
Keeping you healthy too
You will be like a well watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
You will rebuild the ancient ruins. The things that were broken down by those before who have turned away. You will raise up age old foundations. Foundations that have been started before, and need to be built upon.
You will be the repairer of Broken Walls.
You will fix the things that were once broken. Repairing, patching, replacing, rebuilding. This is what we are to do. This is what the LORD wants. This is a promise He has given us, if we will just do as He commands.
9"Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
You will cry, and He will say, ’Here I am ’
If you remove the yoke from your midst,
The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
10And if you give yourself to the hungry
And satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
Then your light will rise in darkness
And your gloom will become like midday.
11"And the LORD will continually guide you,
And satisfy your desire in scorched places,
And give strength to your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.
12"Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
You will raise up the age-old foundations;
And you will be called the repairer of the breach,
The restorer of the streets in which to dwell.
New King James Version (NKJV)
CALL and HE will ANSWER
15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
6 Seek the LORD while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.
24 “ It shall come to pass
That before they call, I will answer;
And while they are still speaking, I will hear.
REMOVE THE YOKE
6 “ Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
17 Learn to do good;
Rebuke the oppressor;
Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the widow.
REMOVING THE YOKE - FORGIVING ONE ANOTHER
Releasing others from your stronghold on them, by not forgiving them.
Releasing yourself from your own stronghold, by holding grudges and not forgiving others
FORGIVING OTHERS – REMOVING THE YOKE - RELEASE
25 “…If you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses
26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
STOP POINTING FINGER – it stirs up mischief and wickedness
13 He winks with his eyes,
He shuffles his feet,
He points with his fingers;
14Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil, who spreads strife.
STOP SPEAKING WRONGLY ABOUT OTHERS
2 They speak idly everyone with his neighbor;
With flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
7 “If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother,
SEE THE BLESSING – Walking in Sunlight - SONLIGHT
17 And your life would be brighter than noonday.
Though you were dark, you would be like the morning.
LET THE LORD SUPPLY FOR YOUR NEEDS – Continually Guiding you
10 They shall neither hunger nor thirst,
Neither heat nor sun shall strike them;
For He who has mercy on them will lead them,
Even by the springs of water He will guide them.
THE LORD WILL SATISFY YOU
9 For He satisfies the longing soul,
And fills the hungry soul with goodness.
HE WILL STRENGTHEN YOU