“God looks for justice” By Rev. Ronni Verboom

Written by Tracy Hulett on Sep 25, 2013 in - No Comments

Often, when I seek entertainment, I want something that will lift my spirits, rather than troubling me further.

But then I come to Scripture readings like our Lectionary texts for today.

The words of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah give us a poetic story symbolizing the historical situation of the prophet. Isaiah begins by describing God’s intentions for humanity, for our communities. God tenderly cleared land on a fertile hillside; he labored long to dig out the rocks, then he planted a vineyard with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower for protection. Friends, that’s what God intends our communities to be: lush vineyards on fertile hillsides, bearing delectable fruit. But, Isaiah tells us, when God looked over that vineyard, he did not find what he expected and yearned for. He found only bad fruit.

Preached on August 18, 2013

Isaiah 5:1-7; Luke 12:49-56

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