Isaiah 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;
Willingness and obedience yields SUCCESS!
We live in a time now where very few people seem willing to go the extra mile to accomplish the greater good. We also live in a time now where very few folks see the critical need to be obedient anymore.
Folks just want instant results and instant success without the hard work; without being willing or obedient. That would never happen though. NEVER!
It was the very same thing in the Prophet Isaiah's day when he spoke out. He cautioned in Isaiah 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;
The Prophet Isaiah was stressing the importance to be willing to be sorry and say sorry for sins one has committed and BREAK THE PRACTICE thereafter. He wanted the folks to know then, as we all should know now, that we should never stand idle and practice LAZINESS. We must be always doing what the good Lord requires.
Matthew Henry in his commentary once wrote, " It is plain that the sacrifices of the law could not atone, even for outward national crimes. But, blessed be God, there is a Fountain opened, in which sinners of every age and rank may be cleansed. Though our sins have been as scarlet and crimson, a deep dye, a double dye, first in the wool of original corruption, and afterwards in the many threads of actual transgression; though we have often dipped into sin, by many backslidings; yet pardoning mercy will take out the stain, Ps 51:7. They should have all the happiness and comfort they could desire. Life and death, good and evil, are set before us. O Lord, incline all of us to live to thy glory."
Friend, in order to eat the good of the land, in order to attain SUCCESS for yourself and not be jealous of anyone else who is SUCCESSFUL, you must be WILLING AND OBEDIENT TO GOD ALL THE TIME and when you make a mistake, be quick to say sorry, ask the person and ask God for forgiveness and watch SUCCESS and BLESSINGS galore run you down. Until then, you'll forever be walking round and round in a circle with no onward, forward or upward movement.
I speak from EXPERIENCE. God wants the best for you too! Be willing and OBEDIENT!