Isaiah 1:18-19,,Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow,, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient ye shall eat the good of the land
The book of Isaiah opens with the vision he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah’. The verses read thus” Hear O heavens, and give ear, O earth, for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib, but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, they have forsaken the LORD , they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, ; they are gone away backward.” In actual fact the entire chapter from 1 to 15, was like an open court where heaven and earth were called to witness to all that God had to say concerning his people Israel whom He brought up, nourished and well cared for and yet they abandoned him and provoked him with their wickedness and abominable acts. Heaven is the throne of God and earth was created to be inhabited by mankind. These people were selected specially and named people of God through whom the whole world would see his glory. God released so much favor and blessings upon them more than anyone on the face of the earth. Now imagine how far they have strayed away from God, by going backward to their vomit, to their filthiness, from where they were picked up. God continued to bring all the allegations to the open court concerning the people of Israel and decided not to receive their burnt offerings, because their vain offerings are abominations to him. He would not hear their prayers because their hands were full of blood. With all the atrocities performed by the people of Israel, God reconsidered his decision and made an alternative way of bringing them back to Himself.
God is an awesome God. There is no one like Him. There is no one that can be compared to him. His mercies endure from one generation to another.generation. By verse 16, He advised them that they should wash themselves, make themselves clean, and put away the evil of their doings and cease to do evil. They should learn to do well, seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. The LOVE that God has for His people is beyond what we can explain. He then invited them to come so that they can reason together, and that all those sins they have committed will be washed away and they will be as white as snow or as wool. If they are now obedient to His ways, they will be restored back to start enjoying the good land that He has given to them. Thank you God for overlooking the shortcoming of Your people. If not for His mercies, no one would have remained on this planet earth. Just like He extended His invitation to His people to come and be forgiven of all their trespasses, So also He is still calling people to this river that continues to flow for the remission of our sins. This river is the flow of the blood of Jesus, the only blood that can wash away our sins and make us as white as snow. The LORD knows that He is the only One that can do this so He made Himself the only sacrifice that is needed to bring us back to Himself. He told the children of Israel ” if you can come closer and reason together, you too will realize that I have loved you with an everlasting love, and that I am repaying your evil with my good” God was pleading with them to come nearer and be blessed by Him. The king of the universe is the One pleading with them. The One who has all the power to wipe them out if He so desires, but instead he was pleading with them. What a wonderful God we have.
God is still doing the same today. His arms are stretched out still waiting for anyone that would reconsider his ways and come running to Him like the prodigal son. You are the one important person He is waiting for, that is why He has not wrapped up the world like a paper despite the multitude of our sins and wickedness. The height of the wickedness of mankind has reached heavens, but yet He does not want the sinner to perish but to come to repentance. If the blood of Abel can cry out to God, there are so many innocent killings that their blood would be crying to God for vengeance, We hear from different sources of the total degradation of human value, and that human life does not have value anymore., when the LORD that created us says “we are precious in His sight, and every one is fearfully and wonderfully made”. Let us take to the advise of our God now before it is too late, We have the grace now to repent and be washed in the precious blood of the Lamb. We know He is coming soon, because we do not know the time, let us make ourselves ready by turning away from our evil ways, seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, and plead for the widow. We should learn to do good while we still have the time. When we do this, He will bless us with the dew of heaven and we will eat the good of the land May the LORD honor His word in our life and overlook all our sins and send them to sea of forgetfulness,. in Jesus name, Amen.
Prayer…LORD, You are Great and Everything about You is great. Please use Your power to pull us more to Yourself so that More Souls can be saved from the hell fire LORD do this for us because of Your love for humanity. Thank You LORD