Theme: Be the Bridge
I opened up the Bible Gateway app this morning to see the verse of the day. Isaiah writes,
“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)
I thought wow, here is God approaching us with a heart that says I know your sins, come now, let us get it settled. I am a God who builds a bridge from scarlet to white as snow. I am a God who builds a bridge from red as crimson to wool. Then I thought of the last two verses of Psalm 139 where David asks God to search him and know his heart, to see if there is any offensive way in him. Sometimes our offenses are like scarlet and crimson, so obvious to us. Other times they are more hidden by our own pride. But the common theme is sin separates us from God's plan for our lives. And none of us are called to be sinners, we are called to be free from sin. God's call is to free us from the sin that harms us and Jesus Christ died to build a bridge over the chasm of sin that separates us from our purpose.
Followers of Jesus should be the most humble people on planet earth. We should continually be reminded that it is only by the grace of God we live and have our being. And because of this truth, our approach to people who do not know God should be one of bridge building, not enemy making. May God lead us to live a life that builds a bridge to God.
Scripture: Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)
"Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
Prayer: Be the Bridge
“Father God, I ask You to search my heart. If You find anything in me that is offensive, please show me and help me remove it from my life. Lead me to live a life that draws people to You. Help me live my life on earth in a way that impacts eternity.”