"Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression" ~Isaiah 10:1
Reading Scripture early this morning, I came across this verse in Isaiah. It was the first thing I read after I prayed and opened my bible (reading a chapter at a time, it was the first verse - not some superstitious close your eyes and point deal).
As a writer, the term "writing oppression" struck me. What is that? Why was God talking about this? God forbid I write oppression to you guys.
The answer is that I would be writing oppression if I didn't point you to Jesus. If I tell you do to this and try that and be this or not that - but don't get to the Gospel of Jesus Christ I am writing oppression. Nothing provides freedom but Jesus and nothing has eternal worth but Him.
There's nothing at all wrong with talking strategy and logistics. In fact, I'd argue we better talk about that stuff to make sure we're pursuing excellence. The why is always the important thing. Being excellent for our own sake is prison if we don't turn that outward towards serving others in the joyful dance with God.
Don't let me or anyone else write oppression to you. Connect the dots to your Savior or don't connect them at all.
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