In this passage God promises judgement for some and blessings for others. These kind of passages can be hard to understand, and even harder to apply to our own lives. But the key message in this chapter is, I think, found in the repeated use of phrases like “Then they will know that I am the Lord.”
God cares about His glory. He wants credit. This would be prideful for one if us, but the difference here is that He’s God and we’re not. He actually does deserve credit, praise, attention, and loyalty. He deserves our worship. He deserves the glory. He wants people to know Him and acknowledge who He is.
In this passage God promises to show His glory through the judgement of some and by blessing others. The question for us today is, how will God reveal His glory in our lives?
We have the choice to follow Him or not. My prayer is that He will be glorified through me in response to my faith and obedience, not in spite of me.
I want His blessing. I want His best. What about you?