An Invitation for Restoration

Isaiah 1:18  

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

Isaiah prophesied using standard legal terminology an attorney would use trying a case. Here God is stating His case against His own people who’ve broken His law. It was as if Israel had been subpoenaed to appear before God to settle the matter.

The words “settle the matter” means “to set right,” “to show what is right”  “to decide,” or “to render a judgment.” God was inviting His people to state their case while He states His. In this way they can settle the matter and restore their covenant relationship.

You Have an Open Invitation for Restoration

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When you sin God invites you to come and settle the matter with Him in prayer. He doesn’t want any issues to hinder your relationship with Him. He grants you the opportunity to state your case in His court of perfect justice, mercy and grace.

He really does delight in hearing you plead your case before Him. Remember that His is a Supreme Court of perfect truth and justice, where judgments are rendered in perfect love and mercy. Many believers who aren’t accustomed to reasoning with God like this.

It does take some getting used to, yet, this kind of dialogue with God builds your confidence in His love for you.  Approaching God with difficult issues you’re grappling with, some sins you’ve committed, or issues with others, gives you amazing freedom to express yourself. God will grant you insight and practical wisdom to help you settle things between you and Him, or you and someone else.

Settle Your Case With God

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We’ve all argued our case before God at one time or another. He enjoys reasoning with us, it helps us to set our thoughts in order. Great conversations with God begin with an organized thought life. Knowing exactly what you to say and how to say it, makes your conversations with God a pleasurable faith building experience.

Using the Scriptures in your conversations with God, State your case or your requests clearly; basing them on specific passages and promises as you understand them, pleases Him. Write down God’s response, you’ll be amazed how much you learn from Him expressing yourself like this.

Don’t allow anything to come between you and God, go to Him with questions and issues you may be facing. Learn to state your case clearly before Him. Be passionate when expressing your thoughts and feeling to Him. Be confident and secure in His love for you as you do.

When you’ve settled matters with Him, His peace will flood your heart, and your mind will grow calm, and you’ll Be Encouraged. -JSP

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