Isaiah 50

Isaiah 50 talks about the reality of God.  He will deal with our sin….”or your iniquities you were sold, and for your transgressions your mother was sent away”.  Sin is a problem for each of us.  It will separate us from God.  It will cause us to be distanced from the Creator.  He cannot tolerate our sin.  It carries a penalty that is severe and strong.  We have to address sin as what it is – a problem that will cause eternal separation unless we receive the gift of grace God has offered us through the shed blood of Jesus.

God gives us a fresh start each day.  “Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught”.  How do you wake up in the morning?  Do you recognize and come before the Father with praise and adoration?  He desires us to wake up and seek His face.  He wants us to come to Him and have a relationship.  Isaiah tells us “therefore I have set my face like a flint”.  He was single minded in his desire to be in relationship with the Father.  He sought Him daily and lived moment by moment with God.

We all need to get into a routine of living a 20 mile march with God.  As Jim Collin’s talks about in his book “Great by Choice”, the secret to success in our pursuit of success is to be consistent in how we live and execute.  That applies to our spiritual life as much or more than it does to our businesses.  God wants us to be in a deep and regular relationship with Him.  We need to build a habit of waking up and listening to God.  Our face needs to be set in stone to pursue God with all our heart.

Why?  Because it is obedience that matters.  “Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of his servant”?  We need to seek to hear God and do His will.  That is how we receive His blessing – through trust and obeying His direction.  We don’t have to understand all of Scripture to be able to do that.  We don’t even have to really have a clue.  We just need to trust and obey blindly following God’s direction to us.  “Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God”.  He is our source of direction.  He is the One who blesses us indeed!

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