Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Wicked Are Cast Off

Today I read Isaiah 27 and I was struck by the similarities to Jacob 5, the Allegory of the Olive Trees.  Isaiah mentions that when the bough withers it is cast off into the fire.  For those familiar with Jacob 5, this is a clear allusion to apostasy and the destruction of those that will not repent.  It's sad to think of those that won't repent and how the only way they will learn is to be destroyed, but the Lord will not allow His people to be destroyed without cause.  And He will not allow it to happen without His permission.  Now, if we don't follow the commandments and do what is right, then we are in danger of destruction ourselves, but Heavenly Father will fight our battles for us if we are righteous.  We just have to trust in Him.  Until tomorrow.

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