Machias Community Church

Like the rolling waves 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, May 31, 2011 6:00:00 AM

Warm sun and gently rolling waves. Peaceful, isn't it.

Most of the references to waves in the Bible are negative. Waves are either symbolic of turmoil or they figure in a story of actual peril.

The exception is Isaiah 48:18 where the waves mentioned are a good thing ~ a recurring blessing of righteousness:

'Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the rolling waves of the sea'

Unfortunately the context of Isaiah 48:18 is negative. By ignoring God, people forfeit His dual blessings of Peace and Righteousness and the waves in their lives are the bad kind.

We all have waves in our lives. Which kind do you prefer: the rolling waves of righteousness or the tumbling waves of turmoil?