Turn to the Lord and put away your pride, haughty, and arrogant ways. God does not dwell with the unruly, neither will He give favor to the slothful and lazy. He takes no pleasure in the ways of the wicked, or to put them to judgment. But He sees the heart of the humble, He is drawn to the spirit of the lowly and contrite in heart.
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 57:15
If you humble yourself and turn from your sinful ways, if you put your wickedness away from you, and repent for your sins, your lying, stealing, cheating, fornicating, hateful and selfish ways, the Lord who is most High will look favorably upon you.
Though you made Him angry because of your sins, He will seek you out, He will pursue you. He heals, comforts, and restores the poor of spirit, those who have humbled themselves before Him. He will declare peace over you.
For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit would grow faint before me, and the breath of life that I made. Because of the iniquity of his unjust gain I was angry, I struck him; I hid my face and was angry, but he went on backsliding in the way of his own heart. I have seen his ways,
But I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and his mourners, creating the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and to the near,” says the Lord, “and I will heal him. Isaiah 57:16-19
Don’t you know that Jesus Christ intentionally went to the cross, suffered, and died for your many sins and crimes against this Holy God! Yet He did nothing wrong, neither did He ever sin. But God crushed Him, poured out His Wrath upon Him, and finally turned away from Him and separated Himself from Jesus.
All that you deserved as punishment Jesus took upon Himself. Don’t you realize because of this He offers you salvation from death, the forgiveness of your sins, and an eternity in Heaven with Him? Yet, you stay in your sins refusing to turn from them. Why? Why would you do that?
In your heart you know the truth, you know what is right and wrong, you know the punishment is waiting for all those who do wrong. But God paid for your punishment, He is offering you a pardon and forgiveness. Through the indescribable suffering in both body and soul, Jesus paid for your redemption. All because of His great merciful and gracious love toward you, yes you.
Turn to the Lord today, repent, follow, and obey Him in every way. Please consider your eternal soul today. “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and yet loses his soul.”
He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so He opened not his mouth. By oppression and judgment He was taken away; and as for His generation, who considered that He was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people? And they made His grave with the wicked and with a rich man in His death, although He had done no violence, and there was no deceit in His mouth.
Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush Him; He has put Him to grief; when His soul makes an offering for guilt, He shall see His offspring; He shall prolong His days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. Out of the anguish of His soul He shall see and be satisfied; by His knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and He shall bear their iniquities Isaiah 53:7-11