8.27.2008

Word Wednesday .::8

Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. My hope is to see others comment and share a scripture that they have read.

Here's the scripture that stuck this week:

Isaiah 1:21 ESV
How the faithful city
has become a whore, she who was full of justice! Righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.

To be very blunt, I can be a whore.
I know that's rough to read, but it's harder to say.
When I turn my worship away from God, and my faith becomes impure, I am being unfaithful to the Lover of my soul. Sure, the first thing I thought when I read this was, that America has totally turned away from the faith it was founded on. That's easy to think. The hard part was seeing myself in this verse. Conviction is a very good and healthy thing. When I stop feeling bad or just feeling in general about my sins, I am growing further and further away from my God, the God of justice and righteousness. I want to be a faithful city on a hill that cannot be hidden and that shines with a pure light.


What's your Word?

3 comments:

Matt W. said...

Smacks us right between the eyes sometimes doesn't it?
I've been struggling with my day to day through the Bible reading as I got really sidetracked on my own subject oriented study, but I'm finally back on track, so hopefully I'll be able to contribute again soon.
Keep it up, I love the Word Wenesday feature.

Matt W. said...

I would have felt better though, if I had spelled Wednesday right...

JonWesley said...

Wow, that IS a powerful word. God forgive me. It kind of goes with what God has given me today. I'm working on the post now. Should be up in a jif (or two.) Thanks for your ministry!