I love reading the Bible and seeing a certain phrase or concept just sort of jump out at you.
That’s what happened to me today in reading Isaiah 1:16-18. Listen to what it says:
Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause. “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
I was reading and I got the part that always encourages me, verse 18, about the forgiveness of sins offered to us by God. And that’s always good stuff. Good to ready, good to remember. That always motivates me and fires me up.
But the part that stuck out to me was verse 17. Where it says this.
“Learn to do good.” I like that. Learn to do go. Learn good. Work on it. Get better at it.
We aren’t just magically going to do right. We are going to fall. We are going to make mistakes. We are going to mess up. It’s going to happen. To me. To you. That’s human life.
Daily, each day, each moment, learn to do go. Work on it. Keep trying. Keep working. Keep being faithful.
You can do it! God loves you. God has forgiven you. Through His blood, you are redeemed, you are restored.
Learn to do good. Be faithful. As I like to say – pray, read your Bible, and go to church.
When you fall down, get up. Today is a new day. Live it fully.
Today, you are forgiven. Today, work on being faithful. Live in His love.
And learn to good. May the God of mercy fill us with His grace, that we may be faithful today, and each day!
Don’t forget, you can click here to download Asbury’s mobile app and read these devotionals, as well as listen to my sermons on your smart phones.