Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Will You Be Free-DD 4/27/2011

"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the Lord, " Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool." If you consent and obey, You will eat the best of the land;" Isa 1:18-19

As we walk through life, it is easy to ignore or be unaware of our undone condition. To be sure, we are creatures most miserable indeed and we are made so by the disease of sin. Unless cured, this is a terminal illness and will ultimately result in our death (Rom 3:23a). God relates that it is a fact that our sin is double dyed in the wool and outside of cleansing that is available only from Him, permanent.

As an argument in a court of law, He invites us to first come, which is to say, listen to the argument of the prosecution. This is an invitation specifically to Israel, but by extension to all sinners. Secondly, He condescends to entertain an examination of the evidence and facts. The case against us irrefutable. If we would accept Him, however, a complete pardon is available. What is now stained red, will become white as snow.

Beloved, who among us would refuse the gift of forgiveness of crimes by a benevolent judge? Accepting His offer not only cleanses us, but comes with the additional benefit of prosperity.

Surely we should examine ourselves and recognize our need of a remedy that is outside of our ability to produce on our own. Our Lord offers the greatest deal ever made. We cannot defend ourselves nor hire anyone who can accomplish this impossible task. We need only say yes and yes again in order to be free.

Will you be free today?

Loving Like Jesus,


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