Turning Point

Isaiah 1:18 (NLT]
Come now, and 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 be as wool.

We’ve all met them: married couples who have been together so long they can finish each other’s sentences. They even give each other a sideways glance if one hears the other saying something that “doesn’t sound like you.” There’s no fooling people who know each other intimately.

God knows us intimately, but something else knows us just as intimately. And that is the Word of God. God is obviously “living and powerful,” but so is His Word. God can discern the “thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12) and so can His Word. Which is one of the benefits of reading Scripture consistently—to show us who we really are on the inside. And when we encounter a verse that lets us know we have fallen short of God’s glory, we can immediately go to God in confessional prayer and be forgiven.

Let the Word be a mirror for your heart. And let God cleanse you of any thought or intent that is not pleasing to Him.
We can’t really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture.
~ Elisabeth Elliot

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