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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Isaiah 1:18

Come now and let us reason together. Says the Lord.
He goes on to tell us
Though your sins are like scarlet
They shall be as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson.
They shall be as wool.
If you are willing and obedient
You shall eat the good of the land.
But if you refuse and rebel
You shall be devoured by the sward.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

The verse is about a person in sin, and anger, in rebellion to God.
God says come and let's reason together.
God is saying talk to me,think about how you are living and acting.
If you continue in your rebellion and anger you will surly die.
I have found this true in relationships, friendships, and work situations.
Do you really have bad Friends, would you hang around with bad people?
No you wouldn't, at least give your self a little credit, and give them a break.
Those you love, and those who love you, need to be given a little respect.
God says instead of declaring war that will end in the death of a relationship,
try to reason together, allow yourself to give them the benefit of the doubt.
Rebellion and anger can be caused by many things, usually it is self serving, seldom does it involve others. A person that does not want to reason is a person that is in trouble, and in danger of loosing those around them, those they love, those who would do anything to help them.
The scripture is talking about being reasonable. Calm, collective, and the love of God himself.
Turing your check is a Godly thing.
If we continually point out the mistakes others make, there will be no others in our life.
A selfish person is a lonely person.

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