Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Isaiah 48:17-18 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. Oh that you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
God it is who teaches us where to go, what to do and how to make a profit - that is, how to have a life! He is the one who redeems us, if we will let Him. But most people - including, if we are honest, ourselves until we realised what we were doing and turned to Him - are not interested. As the prophet says: if only we had paid attention to God, everything could have been so different instead of the mess in which the world seems to live its life, where most people are "strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world" (Ephesians 2:12). Does that sound like you? Then it's time to mkae a change and try listening to God instead of yourself.