Gospel Reminder for Isaiah 1:3 – Vain and Worthless Claims (Indictments and Hope – Isaiah 1)

The Gospel Reminder for Isaiah 1:3 Vain and Worthless Claims

The Gospel reminds us that no matter how many times I am less loyal than an animal, repentance and reconciliation and a renewed relationship with my Redeemer are just a moment away.

  • When – by God’s grace – my life has been exposed as consisting of vain and worthless claims of loyalty and affection to God – then I have the promise of verses like 1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Gospel Reminder for Isaiah 1:2 – God’s Rebellious Children and My Own (Indictments and Hope – Isaiah 1)

The Gospel Reminder for Isaiah 1:2 God’s Rebellious Children and My Own

The Gospel reminds me that no parenting failure will keep my child from being saved and there will be no parenting success to which I can point as the reason why my child is saved.

Salvation is God’s work. God uses means – such as willing, godly, parental influence and responsibility – but He will be glorified, not I.

  • Therefore, I am free from what people might think of me – whether ill or good, and instead I get to walk in faithfulness – by God’s daily mercies – before an audience of One. What can man do to me?

Indictments and Hope: Isaiah 1:2 – God’s Rebellious Children, and My Own

If even God had children who rebelled then why am I surprised when my child rebels?

  • Instead when my children sin – not if, but when –  I’d rather have God’s help remembering His unrelenting pursuit of my own soul.
  • This reminder – by God’s grace, of his grace – will give fresh confidence that He will accomplish all His purposes. (Is. 46:10)

Therefore, if it’s true that God will accomplish all His purposes, then – with God’s help – I will pray for the salvation of my children.

  • If I know God is able (2 Cor. 9:8, Eph. 3:20) to accomplish all His purposes and that no one can thwart Him, then I pray with fresh confidence that God will totally conquer my child’s heart.

Isaiah 1:2

“Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth;

for the Lord has spoken:

“Children have I reared and brought up,

but they have rebelled against me.” (1)

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(1) The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016. Print.