Our scripture this morning is ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55‬:‭6‬-‭9.

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, 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. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

God calls us to find Him, but He is certainly not hiding from us. God is always available, ready to hear our every joy and concern. It is necessary for us to respond to God reaching out to us in love.

Isaiah writes that our thoughts and ways are not God’s, and in order to live in righteousness, we must forsake the thoughts and ways of the flesh. God made the first move long ago. Now He is waiting for us to come to Him in repentance and receive His forgiveness.

Notice there is no instruction to “get our lives right” before we call on Him. God knows everything about us already, and we can never make our lives right on our own. Only His mercy can save us, and through Christ’s loving sacrifice, that salvation waits for us.

Gracious God, we are sorry for our disobedience and the way we treat each other. Bless us to be the people You created us to be. Amen.

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