Saturday, July 2, 2016

Saturday, July 2: Isaiah 1:1-4:6 ~ Emma

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Isaiah 1:1-4:6

Scripture: "Come now, let's settle this," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool." - Isaiah 2:18

Observation: During these passages, God is warning us of the doom we will face if we don't choose to follow Him. He is making us fear Him, and showing us His power by telling us what will happen if we disobey His commands, and live according to our desires instead of His. Even though we are not worthy of His mercy whatsoever, He is still willing to save us. He still wants us even though we disappoint Him everyday.

It also makes me think of the song lyrics:
Amazing love, how can it be? That you my King would die for me?

Application: God knows we aren't worthy of His forgiveness, which just shows how much He loves us. In return, He asks us to give our lives to Him and live for Him everyday. How can I live my life for God? Well, the answer is in Matthew 22:37-29, which reads:

Jesus replied, "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.'"

If you haven't caught on yet, the main point here would be love. God loves us and He wants us to love Him first, and then others second.

Prayer: Loving Father, help us to love You more and more everyday. Thank You for Your unfailing love, and unending grace. Help us to show others Your love so that they may come to know You and Your mercy as well. In Your name we pray, amen.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageIsaiah 52 Kings 16:19-202 Chronicles 28:26-27Isaiah 13-16

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

God's judgement is coming, so thankful for His mercy!