2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
10 Hear the word of the Lord,
You rulers of Sodom;
Give ear to the law of our God,
You people of Gomorrah:
18 “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.
I was struck this morning by this thought: either God has spoken or God has not spoken. In the first chapters of Isaiah, and throughout the whole book, God lets us know that He is the one doing the talking. God calls us to hear because it is He who has spoken.
My friends, we still need to hear the voice of God. There are many voices calling for our attention. There are voices of work, voices of children, voices of politics, voices of news casts, voices of talk shows, voices of Facebook, voices of health, angry voices, bitter voices, and loud voices all calling for our attention all day long. Then there is that voice of sin calling our names and seeking to pull our attention toward its vile ways. We need to hear the voice of God.
In the midst of such clamor of calling voices, it is the voice of God that brings us clarity. It is the voice of God that coming through all of the others gives us correct guidance and leads us into daily peace. When I listen to the news I get upset at either the event or the newscaster. Their bias just gets to me. It seems that I am being pulled whichever way the news writer wants me to be pulled. So called conservative news writers do the same thing. Who has the truth? Whose news really matters? Then I come back to God and to His messages, to His dependable prophecies and I can make sense out of all the other voices.
When sin confronts me I have an opportunity to listen to the Word of God or to ignore it and accept some other words as good for me. But whenever we reject the Word of God we accept the pain of sin. Isaiah 1 and 2 makes that painfully clear.
Has God spoken? What does God want us to do with His words? He wants us to come and to reason with Him, to find His words true and faithful, to accept them as good and right for us so that He can come into us, cleanse us from our sin and dwell in us.
This Sunday we are having a special speaker, Ray Schwarz will be presenting Christ to us as only one who was raised in an orthodox Jewish home can. Ray’s presentations are crystal clear and open our understanding to the Savior. You will want to hear this man’s message.
We are back to regular schedules Kids4Truth tonight as well as Youth group and our prayer and Bible study times.
Nancy Schmidt came home last night rejoicing to get a good night’s sleep in her own bed.
Have a great day in the Lord,