Go, make disciples not believers, baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teach to observe all I have commanded not someone else’s. Matt 28:18-20
God is enslaving Ammon for rejoicing “Aha!” and Moab for commenting, “Look”. God is taking vengeance on Edom and Philistia for their vengeance against Israel. This chapter serves as a reminder for us that there mustn’t be any vengeance in our hearts and must not rejoice on other’s destruction.
Beware! Some will not receive any grace. Therefore, repent and turn back to God while you are still alive. Acts 5:1-11.
Matt 12:7 “If you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. 1Sam 15:22 So Samuel said: “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
Luke 17:33-37 “Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left. And they answered and said to Him, “Where, Lord?” So He said to them, “Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
Are you ready to give away your entire wealth to the poor, sacrifice your relationships, cut off and pluck out sin causing body parts to be holy and righteous and ready to lose even your own life to enter Kingdom of Heaven?
The King said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Luke 13:6-9 He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ”
Who are you to Christ? Snake? Wolf? Fox? Dog? Goat? Sheep? Mat 25:33,41-43; Mat 15:26-27; Mat 7:15-20; Luk 13:31-32; Mat 23:28,33
Heavenly Father is willing to forgive any sinner. However, the sinner must not be far away from the Father and expect the Father to come and rescue him while He is still sinning. It is the responsibility of the sinner who is in darkness to forsake his sins and come back to the Father so that he may live.
Matt 23:10 “And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ. Luke 6:40 “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. Jas 3:1 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.