LET US REASON TOGETHER
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES
The Lord says, “Come Let Us Reason Together, clean yourself up, put away evil ways before my eyes; learn to do well; seek judgment; deal righteously with the oppressed, plead for the widow. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; if you refuse and rebel you shall be destroyed” (Isaiah 1: 16-19). Hallelujah! Praise God!
Now let us reason together: God commanded and breathed the Word into existence, he spoke and there it was, all creatures bow before him in reverence. God’s plan for the world stands up and his design will last forever, blessed are the people he’s put in his will. From high in the skies God looks around, from where he sits he overlooks all on earth, watches everything we do. His eye is on those who respect him and are looking for his love; our hearts fills with joy when we take him for our own, his Holy name.
He calls us to come as we are, “Let Us Reason Together; if your sins are blood red, they’ll be white as snow. If they are red like crimson, they’ll be like wool” (Isaiah 1: 18).
We are by no means free of the elements of this world; pain, suffering, heartache, doubt, trials, the list is endless it seems. Hardships are how we come to know the true meaning of who Jesus is and how we must depend on him in all we do; he is not a separate part of our lives so that we think we only need to call on him in time of trouble. To know Christ is to know suffering, because if we do not face struggles we really have no need to seek him for directions in the many choices and chances life brings into our space.
Each day is a fresh start, a new beginning so why not make it a habit by starting our day with prayer, a clean slate, fresh as we surrender all and place them on the morning alter. The light, dawn, and brightness of the sun beckons a new day so that we are able to stay in the flow of life and embrace freedom, the release of knowing who is in control of every breath, every second, every moment and every hour. The Lord says, “Let us Reason Together“. He is the joy and strength of our lives!
Problems with humanity goes back a long way, from the beginning God extended the invitation to his chosen peoples, “Let us Reason Together“ ; they had everything going for them—family, glory, covenants, revelations, worship, promises, even the race that produced the Messiah( Christ), who is God over everything. Today God’s word stands because he never changes, we do by the way we reverence and approach how and when he bestows his blessings upon each of us at all times. Consider the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the peace and love he instills in our hearts when we are open and obedient allowing free flow of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
God says, “Come Let Us Reason Together,” reading and talking about what God is doing we miss the
meaning behind his purpose. We may ask, how could we miss it? We miss it because instead of putting our trust in God, we try to do everything on our own, we become absorbed in self, all the while God is right there but we don’t notice. When we choose to ignore the power source we often become our own stumbling block. God is like a large rock in front of us, waiting to assist us in our journey, turning deaf ear causes us to stumble into him many times until we finally get the picture that he is there and ready to show us how to embrace this life in obedience.
Isaiah gives us a metaphor for pulling this together: Careful! I’ve put a huge stone on the road to Mount Zion; a stone you can’t get around, the stone is me! If you’re looking for me, you’ll find me on the way, not in the way (Romans 9:33 MGS).
So, let us be mindful in those things we seek to do, in our approach and attitude towards a God who graciously extends an invitation, “Come Let Us Reason Together” allowing him the opportunity to mold and shape our lives in holiness.