“6 “Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
7let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
God abundantly pardons. He comes near; He may be found. Only a moment is needed — a moment of looking away from the cares of this world, of looking to God who is beyond and above and in and around you. God asks you to “forsake” your own “way” and “return to the Lord, that He may have compassion on [you].” Since we human beings are all alike “wicked” and “unrighteous,” know each of us is called to the same ‘turning away from’ and ‘turning toward’. No one is exempt.
That the ‘turning away from’ evil is not an action we are able to take without God’s intervention is debatable among Christians. Some believe you are able to turn under your own power. I happen to believe we each need God’s help even with this — we are so helpless on our own.
So, while He is near and while He may be found; when you hear His voice, harden not your heart. Today is the day of your salvation.