When the prophet Isaiah came before the people of Judah and begged them in the name of the Lord God to turn from their sins, he posed a simple message:
Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
“Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord: “though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” (Isa 1:16-18 12)
Understanding the word of God
We often make understanding God’s word harder than it is. Through centuries of assumptions, additions, omissions and speculation, the Gospel of Christ seems more and more difficult to find in a world where the concept of an absolute truth is increasingly scorned.
I believe we can know the truth – and that while there are some things “difficult to understand” (II Peter 3:16), God’s plan for man is pretty simple to understand. And God calls us to use our reason to examine the scripture and open our hearts to His truth.
My hope is to provide some thoughts that may help you on that journey. May God bless you in seeking to learn His will for you, and may His word lead you to a fuller and deeper understanding of the love and grace of God, and the Way which leads to eternal life. (John 14:6)