I’m sure you have seen the viral video of the little boy saying, “Linda, Linda, listen to me Linda.” When I hear someone say “listen to me”, I immediately hear this little boy saying this to his mother. He did not want to listen to the punishment that his Mom was calling him out on. Here is the link to the video if you have not seen it:)

Isaiah 34 begins with Isaiah declaring to all nations to listen.

You nations, come here and listen; you peoples, pay attention! Let the earth and all that fills it hear, the world and all that comes from it.
Isaiah 34:1

This book is about the final judgment at the end of time. Isaiah describes everything burning with never ending fire, and animals being destroyed. He gives a dire warning of things to come for the people.

Isaiah is calling all the people of the nations to LISTEN! The end is coming. Thankfully, we have the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the forgiveness of our sins. Outside of Christ, we are enemies of God and have no chance of a future. Now is the time to turn, repent, and know Jesus as Savior.

The above is a cute video about getting someone to Listen. But, today’s reading is as serious as one can get. Are you going to listen? We do not know what tomorrow holds. We are to be ready.

This is why you are also to be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.                            Matthew 24:44