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Isaiah 1:18

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Forgiveness is powerful. The person who forgives extends mercy and peace, while the person being forgiven receives absolution and another chance. When it comes to our relationship with God, we can know that He forgives us when we repent with a contrite heart. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9 KJV) Yet, so often, we limit the empowerment that comes from God’s forgiveness. We heap our past mistakes on our shoulders, allowing ourselves to be weighed down with guilt, shame and frustration.…

paid-in-fullCome now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool (Isaiah 1:18, Holy Bible, King James).

We are born with mental reasoning capacity for everyday living. Along the way, we make advance choices that affect our long-term goals. In extreme situations where quick decisions are required, adrenaline powers the human body to do extraordinary feats on a moment’s notice. Knowing we would have questions about eternity, God reminds us to listen to reason—His reason. He has created the one-size solution for all.

Prayer : Eternal God, I am blessed by these ancient words that provide a reason for eternal hope. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore

    We are born with mental reasoning capacity for everyday living. Along the way, we make advance choices that affect our long-term goals. In extreme situations where quick decisions are required, adrenaline powers the human body to do extraordinary feats on a moment’s notice. Knowing we would have questions about eternity, God reminds us to listen to reason—His reason. He has created the one-size solution for all.
    Prayer : Eternal God, I am blessed by these ancient words that provide a reason for eternal hope. Amen.
    Devotion by Violet Carr Moore