A cleansing conversation

RE Verse reading–Isaiah 1:1-20 (day six) ” ‘Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.’ ” (vs 18)  The Hebrew word for reason is similar to the English word for argument.  It was typically a legal word, used for people “making a case” against each other in an effort to resolve a conflict.  It surprises some people that God has a case against us.  It surprise them even more that the only way forward is a painful, honest conversation.  If we are not honest with God, we never “hear” what we are really thinking.  (we stay hidden, unaccountable)  If He is not honest with us, we never have the creative, corrective power of His word.  “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet.”  “Faith comes through hearing.”  Want to be well?  Want to be saved?  It will require talking and listening–a cleansing conversation with God.  “Come, let us reason. . .

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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