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Asking Jesus for forgiveness

Further reading Isaiah 1

Yahweh is our creator but some people seem to have forgotten this, just like they did in the days of Isaiah.  In Isaiah 1:3, we learn that the ox knows it’s owner and the ass it’s masters crib” but why have people forgotten about their creator?  Where has our faith gone?

It’s only because there were some faithful people left that these people survived otherwise Yahweh would have destroyed them like he did with Sodom and Gomorrah.  The world that we know today will also be destroyed at some point but you still have an opportunity to redeem yourself and return to Jesus.

Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; give ear to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah - Isaiah 1:10

The thing is, you have to mean it from your heart otherwise it doesn’t mean anything.  There is no point in repenting and asking for forgiveness if it means nothing or your intentions are shallow.  What’s the point in apologising and asking for forgiveness if you repeat the same actions over and over again?  This is not pleasing to Yahweh.

Bring no more vain offerings to me; their savour is an abomination to me - Isaiah 1:13

Repeated disobedience followed by requests for forgiveness dilutes everything. It makes it less important.  Yahweh doesn’t want to keep hearing our laments with no heart felt changes. Eventually, Yahweh will not listen if all we give is empty promises.

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword - Isaiah 1:19-20

If we ask for forgiveness with all our heart and all our soul, and mean it, truly mean it, and deep down want to change, Yahweh will forgive us.

If you haven’t found Jesus yet, now be is the time to start praying and seeking Him.  Time is running out so please don't wait too long. Peace and love to you all.

© Leap of Faith 2023


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