“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” (Isaiah 1:19).
In our previous devotions, we talked about Backsliding, and Apostasy. Because an apostate cannot be restored, a believer needs to be careful lest his or her case becomes irreversible. There is, therefore, a need to heed this invitation to “come now and let us reason together,” as the Lord sends out the invitation to all.
God is willing to cleanse us from all our sins and restore us back to the original status He planned for us (Isaiah 1:18). Remember, Jesus came to give life and to give it more abundantly. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” ( 2 Corinthians 5:17). Obedience is key in our relationship with God. Willingness to follow and do His will is also important for anyone who wants to eat the good of the land. A song writer said “I have wandered far away from God. Now I am coming home, Open wide Thine arms of love; Lord, I’m coming home: The paths of sin too long I’ve trod, Lord, I am coming home.” Come home now, tomorrow may be too late. He is waiting for you.
God is willing to cleanse and forgive if you will come back to Him and submit to His holy provision. God is gracious and forgiving, but sinful people must choose between obedience and judgement. Another songwriter says, “If you
are tired of the load of your sin, Let Jesus come into your heart.” Allow Jesus to have full control in your life.
1. O Lord, keep my feet on the right track.
2. Help me to shun all distractions, O Lord.