Mercy’s Call

Isaiah 55:7 “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him”.

Let us gather all those we can, and bring them into the house of the Lord; and cry unto the Lord” spare thy people O Lord and “Forgive us for we no not what we do. Let us come together, all the people, and hear what thus saith the Lord; for the Lord says “Turn to me”.

This is a voice of mercy, concerned about each one of us. Justice might slay the sinner, but mercy will slay the sin and spare the sinner. Yet the voice of holiness, is opposed to every mans evil way, and offers each person an acceptable life. The Lord Jesus did not come to be a minister of sin ,but a destroyer of sin. Let each of us examine our own selves, for we all have an evil way of our own. God is crying out with mercy, and from his message we first hear we must return. This includes three things; We must stop, stand still, go no further in our evil way. We must turn around, turning from our wicked way to seek Gods face. And we must hurry back, move in the right way and continue on the right path. Seeking the lost was so important to Jesus, that he said he would leave the ninety nine to save the one. So let us heed his call.

There are two things proper to a man that return: first, to go a way clean contrary to the way he went before; secondly to tread out and destroy his former steps. Many think the way to hell is but a little out of the way to heaven, but they would be deceived, sin is more than just a stepping off the path it is total rebellion against God, it is going away from God, so we must turn around, turn from our ways to turn to God’s way. Jesus said” I stand at the door and Knock” let us answer his call, let us return to our loving Father like the prodigal son, let us hear his call of mercy.