Now let me sing to my Well-beloved a song of my Beloved regarding His vineyard. (Isaiah 5:1)
In the very first verse of Isaiah 5, this balladeer prophet walks around and sings a song about vineyards that represents God’s expectation of a return on His investment in His people. Today, in a sense, God is not putting us under any pressure. But at the same time, He’s saying, “I have made an investment in every one of you, and I am looking for something in your life in return. I want you to mature, produce, and be fruitful.”
Be challenged by Romans
Romans doesn’t let us sit still. In Romans, Paul talks about the obligation we are under to spread the truth of the Gospel and to engage with the culture around us. He talks about the journey we must make after we accept the God’s gift of salvation. We are called to leave our comfortable and easy corners and spread the message of Christ’s sacrifice to everyone around us, because we have been freely justified!