Sunday, 28 November 2010
David proclaimed that God was great and His ways were past finding out. There are many dimensions to His eternal nature and character, which sometimes frustrate men in their pursuit and perception of Him. Though God is love and has great mercy, He also requires man to live according to His standards. But, when someone fails in their pursuit of Him, God does not cast us aside, if we will come to Him in sincerity and with a mind to turn from things that are displeasing to Him.
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. Isaiah 1:18 (KJV)
Though Israel had departed from God, He yet declares His intent to fellowship with them and forgive them. He told them that though they were guilty, they could come to Him and have a dialogue. They could tell Him of why they disobeyed and what their problem was. In doing so, He declared His intent to forgive.
From this, we discover that God understands us and the things we struggle with. However, many turn from Him, rather than run to Him in their time of sin and failure. On this day, know that God understands. Come to Him. Confess your faults. He is faithful. He understands, and He will forgive.