Today you should read: Isaiah 59
You are more sinful than you think.
Our passage today makes it clear that it is our sin that cuts us off from God. Not only does it separate us, but we are worse sinners than we think!
“Your hands are the hands of murderers,
and your fingers are filthy with sin.
Your lips are full of lies,
and your mouth spews corruption.” – Isaiah 59:3
Ephesians 2 calls us “children of wrath.” We are sick with sin and our condition is much worse than we think. A quick read of the rest of Israel’s sin in this chapter exposes the human heart for what it is: dark and broken.
However, you are more loved than you could ever hope or imagine.
Even though we are sinners, God loved us enough to send Jesus to die for our sins and gives us the opportunity to enter back into a relationship with Him.
“Listen! The Lord’s arm is not too weak to save you,
nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call.” – Isaiah 59:1
God wants us to come back into a relationship with Him. He loves us despite our sin. He wants us to grow more and more in love with Him. He cares for us. The Lord is able to save and is able to hear us when we call.
We must daily remind ourselves that we are a sinner yet loved by God.
Take some extra time to read Ephesians 2 today and think about what Jesus has done for you.
By: Lucas Taylor — West Campus Pastoral Ministry Apprentice