“No One Is Exempt” ( Isaiah 55: 6 – 7, ESV ) by Carley Evans

 

“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.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. SPTP2011 says:

    I love “Turn Away and Turn Towards”
    Prayers for your day

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Patricia and Anne!

  3. freedomborn says:

    Hi Carley, I agree with you we can’t do it on our own if we could there would have been no need for Jesus to have come to set us free from the bondage and slavery of sin and so that our sins would be forgiven. But we still need to choose to turn from evil and do good and then the Holy Spirit empowers us to walk in Love putting to death our evil flesh nature which causes us to sin and so we become servants of righteousness. Romans 6 and 8 and many more Scriptures talks about this Truth.

    Galatians 5:22- 25 But the fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

    I love the Scriptures but I Love the Author of them much more.

    Thank you Carley – Christian Love Anne.

  4. lambskinny says:

    You’re welcome, Anne. God bless.

  5. lambskinny says:

    Thanks so much, M.T.

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