“They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.”
In Isaiah 65, God gives us a glimpse into the future to show us what it will be like when He reigns on the Earth. He shows that one day the wolf and the lamb will feed together. He says that the serpent will not hurt or destroy. He shows that this day will be a blessed day.
The one thing that grabbed my attention as I look at this kingdom is that God calls the Christian the “seed of the blessed.” In verses 21-24, God shows the actions of the blessed seed and His response to those actions. Though we don’t yet live in that day, if God will be pleased with the actions of the blessed seed in that day, He will also be pleased with the Christian who performs those same actions today. What are these actions that cause God’s people to be a blessed seed?
First, they are a people who build. Verse 21 says, “And they shall build houses, and inhabit them…” In other words, God shows that He blesses the industrious person. God’s people should be busy building. God has never blessed a lazy person, but His blessing is on those who are doing something. You may not have the money to build a house, but you could put your efforts into building the LORD’s house. If you want the LORD to bless your life, you should be about His business. God always blesses those who give their lives to build His work. Christian, you will never regret putting your efforts into building the LORD’s work.
Second, the blessed seed is a soul winning seed. Verse 21 continues to say, “…and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.” The Christian who is busy reaching the lost for Christ will find the favor of God on their life. Soul winning is the heartbeat of God. His whole purpose of coming to Earth was to “seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) If you want to incur God’s favor on your life, be a person who plants and reaps through soul winning.
Third, the blessed seed is a laboring seed. The verse above says, “They shall not labour in vain…” This verse is talking about working through hardships. My friend, you will never go through life without having to face hardships; however, you mustn’t quit if you want God to bless you. Certainly, there are hardships you will face that will be unpleasant, but God will bless you if you labor through them. Don’t let your hardships become your quitting place, but let them become the point of determination to show God you won’t stop serving Him.
Fourth, the blessed seed is a praying seed. Verse 24 says, “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer…” You will notice that their prayers are one of the contributing factors to them being called a blessed seed. God loves to hear the prayers of His people. If the only reason you pray is to make God happy, that should be a good enough reason to pray. You will never find God’s favor and blessings on your life without prayer. My friend, God cannot answer a prayer if you don’t call on Him.
Let me ask, are you performing the actions of the blessed seed? If these actions will cause those in Christ’s kingdom to be called a blessed seed, they will also cause you to be a blessed person if you do those actions today.