LIVE ACCORDING TO HIS THOUGHTS, WORDS AND HIS WAYS!
Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near. Let the wicked man forsake his own way and the unrighteous man his own thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that He may have compassion, and to our God, for He will freely pardon. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. —Isaiah 55:6-9
People want to live their own way according to their own thoughts. They make a god after their own desires. They may use the same language as those who truly believe in the Lord God Almighty, but their words mean something different. They want a god that they can control, a god in the pocket type god that can be taken out when they are in need and put back when there is no need. Their god is a genie god, called up on demand and sent away when told. Their god is like a Santa Claus god, one who is jolly and should give what they desire. Their god is not the god of the Bible. It is a god of their own being.
Yet the Lord is near and seeks the wicked to call upon Him that the wicked would “forsake his own way and the unrighteous man his own thoughts.” Call on the Lord for He will “have compassion, and to our God, for He will freely pardon.” But as man seeks to make a god after his own thoughts and ways God says, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” For the wicked to understand God’s thoughts and ways they need to hear and obey God’s Word. Knowing what God says is the only way to understand His thoughts and His ways. As long as man makes a god according to his own mind he will remain lost, dead in his trespasses and sin.
It is so sad to hear people talk about God and His ways without understanding them. In difficult situations they speak as if God is their friend and will do whatever they want Him to do. Oh, may it be during these difficult times that some follower of Jesus would share His Word with them that they might truly understand and receive that free pardon that He desires to give everyone who calls on His Name to be saved (Romans 10:13). Brother and sister let us be faithful to share God’s Word with those around us “For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return without watering the earth, making it bud and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so My word that proceeds from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it (Isaiah 55:10-11). Yes, let us be faithful in this…
Dear Father may I be faithful to share Your Word of Truth with those around me. Yea, help me to seek out people and opportunities to share Your Word with people and to do this lovingly and compassionately. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkunT7BYCqw