“Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best of the land; but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. (Isaiah 1:18-20 NIV)
Reason with God
Many times our conversation with God is one sided. Comments directed toward Him in anger, confusion, and disbelief leave silence on HIs end. However, God loves to reason with us. Picture Jesus taking your hand, calmly leading to a table to reason, to talk. No need trying to hide situations, Jesus is all knowing.
Jesus is willing
Even though Jesus sees our sin, He is willing to take sins like scarlet and make them white as snow. He desires to take sins like crimson and turn into wool. Christ is able to take every mistake we make and redeem for a greater purpose. Imagine the pureness of a new fallen snow and the importance of wool. Both serving a purpose.
I loved going to church as a child. A stretch of time, I attended without my parents. With no explanation- besides God’s love, I was drawn into a loving church family. This is the church I call my warm snuggly blanket. Even though I live in another state now, thoughts of this church brings instant comfort. When I graduated high school, I knew I would not be back. Oh, what little did I know, back is exactly where God directed me after stepping out of His will for four years.
What I gained from this I’ll share with you:
- At the point of salvation, we are in God’s perfect will. What we do next, determines if we stay in God’s will.
- In God’s will is perfect peace. As we surrender, He equips us for our calling. He promises to light our way. God promises to finish to completion the work He began in us.
- When we resist God’s will, we struggle. More we resist, more we struggle.
- When we walk out all together from God’s will, we make mistakes. Longer we are away, more mistakes we make.
God is faithful
Certainly, I felt God reason with me. Willing to learn from scripture made me aware of truth. I asked the Lord to help me understand, He is faithful. What God does for one, He will do for another. If we are willing and obedient, we will eat the best of the land. Amazing to think God can reason out best for each individual. If we never leave the stage of resisting and rebelling, from the mouth of the Lord, this person will be devoured.
Application of truth
It’s Forward Friday! Each blog shows reason for applying Biblical truth to our lives in today’s times. I do not want anyone to be devoured. Let’s move forward in God’s Will, accomplishing all He has ordained.
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