Good doctrine matters because what we believe about God, His sovereignty, and His dealings with those He loves determines how we’ll respond to the tests and trials of life.
Isaiah 15 & 16
2 Corinthians 4.1-18
Isaiah 15 & 16:
Judgment against gentile nations
Isaiah not only warned God’s people of coming judgment, but he also warned of His judgment against other nations.
Moab was a nation that descended from Abraham’s nephew Lot through incest with his daughter. This prophecy warned of the destruction of their land and resources, as well as, coming military defeat.
Despising God’s blessings
Verses 24-25, “Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe His word, but complained in their tents …”
These verses contrast believing God’s word with a lack of contentment (they despised the pleasant land—God’s blessing) and complaining. We’re faced with the same choice. Are we going to be thankful or discontent? Are we going to trust God and enjoy His blessings or are we going to be constantly wanting more? Continue reading