Old Testament: Isa 1.18–20
To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 1–3 on September 24, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022
By Don Ruhl
Israel had rebelled endlessly against the Lord and their hypocritical services to him troubled him, and his soul hated it. Nevertheless, our amazing Lord showed endless compassion to his people:
“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the LORD,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the good of the land;
But if you refuse and rebel,
You shall be devoured by the sword”;
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
– Isaiah 1.18–20
He was still willing to reason with them! Think of that for a moment. The holy Creator was willing to reason with his unholy creatures. He wanted to give them a chance to start over, promising them good things, if they turned back to him, whereas if they refused, they would see war.
- Do you reason with the Lord?
- Have you turned your heart to him?
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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com