Reflections… a Scripture verse and inspiration for daily living [7/25]

Passage: Isaiah 43:16-28
Verse: Isaiah 43:25 (NIV 2011)
“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”

While we may cling to what this verse says, when we put it into context with the rest of the passage, we can see that God was angered by His people.  The question seems to be, why should He do all that He was doing for them [blotting out and not remembering our transgressions] when they have done nothing of what they had promised to do for Him?  The Lord then asks His people to review the past for [Him]and then He says let us argue the matter together; He asks them to state the case for [their] innocence.  Assuming we are like them, do we have a leg to stand on?  Verse 27 suggests we may also have sinned and rebelled against those whom He has sent to teach us.  May it be upon Christ, the solid rock, that we stand.  May we call on the name of the Lord.  May we renew our strength through Him, and not grow weary.  May we honor Him with our service… and all the glory be to God.  May we no longer cause the Lord to grow weary.  Instead, may we give Him reason to rejoice and be glad. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)

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The River Run Church is affiliated with the International Church of the Nazarene. We are located in the North Central Mission Area of the Maine District.
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