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.”
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?
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.
“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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