Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

God Would Reason with His Creatures

Isaiah 1:18 “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.”

“Come now”; don’t wait, but come to Me, and talk to Me, now.

Surely, as I have created you, you are able to respond?
This is something you are required to do.

And the first thing we need to “reason” out with our God is the reason for Him creating me…..as me.

Revelation 4:11 “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Believe it or not; God wants you to be you. Not in your rebellion, which usually begins with “Why have You made me this way?”.
But in your personality. (We are not speaking of character, which is based on habits, and likes and dislikes.)
Your personality, we believe is your soul.
That inner part of you which is the real you. It always has a place within it, which God should fill.

And when God does not fill this place, we work very, very hard to fill it with other things.

God’s Pleasure or Determination, as the original says; was that we should be here; for His honor and glory, and our blessing.

When we turn away from His honor and glory; we miss the blessing He has for us.
But we all have light as to His Presence within us.

John 1:9 “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”

What we do with the light is what our lives are made of: run away from it, into all the other paths of temptations.
Or come, now and reason with Him about what we are to do about it.

Light does show the truth: about ourselves, and about all those things we are looking toward.

John 1:17 “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.”

But when we get honest, and face the Light—the truth about what we are and who we are—grace will be applied.

Grace is the unmerited favor of Power from God.

In other words, when we face the truth He shows us, He then gives us the power to change our lives into a life of blessing.

He came to save His people from their sin—not in their sin.

Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

And He does, as you confess your sin, and with your will, turn from your sin, to Him; His power is applied to you, then. Use it.

If we were drowning; and a life vest was thrown to us? Would we reach out to at least get a hold on it?
Then as we held it, to try and put it on?
The strength it gives us to stay afloat, is saving.
Would you refuse it?

God’s Light, and grace is held out to you, even today.

Come, and Reason with God; and get the blessing He has for you, in your life.

 

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