Daily Devotional – Reason Together

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June 30, 2020 by directorfsm

Is Christianity just Based on Unreasonable Faith, Blind Faith, or ...

(KJV and RVR 1960)


CONTEXT:

Isaiah is considered one of the “Major” prophets, and this book begins with a clear understanding that God is giving him a vision of all that Israel has done in rebellion and sinning against God v.1-9.

God is, using human terms, fed up with Israel’s ongoing disobedience v.10-17 and makes this also very clear.

Yet God is also Loving and Merciful v. 19-31 and foretells of Israel’s restoration if they will repent and obey.  

You may have notice v.18 our text was skipped. As many commentators note it is one of a very few stand alone verses (does not connect to preceding or following verse) in the bible. Most also agree this is directed specifically to the very small remnant of faithful followers of the Law of God. 


BREAKDOWN:

Come now, God calls the remnant Himself, it is a personal interaction 

and let us reason together, Let us reason out or argue what is before us,; not in the sense of a heated angry argument but a logical discernment of the fact before us. 

saith the LordThus saith the Lord! There can be no doubt God is calling His faithful.  

though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;  (see below)

though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.  All sin, everyone of commision (ones you purposefully did) and omission (ones you did not realize you did) are a transgression against the Holy God of all creation. These sins are are as red is a reference to the blood soaked scapegoat used in ancient Israel and more importantly to the Blood of Christ. It is only through this Blood sacrifice that forgiveness of sin is possible. 


APPLICATION: 

I think there are two (2) key takeaways from today’s text: 

    • GOD IS REASONABLE: I hear it all the time, ‘how could a loving God…’ Well here we have proof and there are many more incidents of God asking His chosen people to ‘be reasonable with Him.’ This is also applicable to ALL PEOPLE, for anyone who is reasonable and thinks things through logically will reason out what God had Isaiah write:

    • AN AMAZING OFFER: When we deserve nothing more than eternal damnation for our sins against a Righteous God, He offers forgiveness and Salvation from the bondange of Sin. What is more this offer is FREE, to strings, no for a small fee, or just add S&Hm to get it. 

Note that God’s offer is not Universal nor Arbitrary either. It is offered to all but only  given to those who stop rebelling against God, repent and make Christ Lord and Savor of their lives. It would seem reasonably logical to desire this in lieu of sin and damnation. 


OTHER RESOURCES:

*** I finished writing this and reviewed previous articles I had posted and realized just a few weeks ago I had used the same verse in a Sunday Sermon Series.

SERMON: 

The Silver Trumpet

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, March 24, 1861, Scripture: Isaiah 1:18

From: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 7

 

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