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3:00 AM   [06 Apr 2014 | Sunday]

Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-24

Isaiah 16:5 NIV
In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it; one from the house of David; one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.


Love, faithfulness, justice, righteousness. .......awesome attributes of Almighty God. Notable here is that he expects the same from his people and is disappointed when they do not respond adequately to his call for the same.
The standard of holy living that Jesus has set is very high and his followers are called to adhere to the same. This is where many fall because of poor commitment and because of frustrations that they encounter in their lives.
But one cannot escape with excuses, for all will have to give an account of how they have lived when the time comes.
An exhortation from the book of Hebrews shows the right approach that every believer in Christ should then take.....

Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

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