GOD’S WAY, NOT OURS


“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.” Isaiah 55:8


Christians often quote Isaiah 55:8 when life takes a surprising twist. We say something like “Well, God’s ways certainly are not our ways.” But here is the context: “Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.” After those words, our verse for today begins with “For.” Our way is not to extend mercy and pardon to people who wrong us. We tend to nurse grudges, harbour bits of bitterness, and avoid offenders. But God’s way is totally unlike ours. In effect, God says, “When you sin, seek me out, and I will pardon you—freely, immediately. I know that’s not the way you think. You put your offenders on hold before you reluctantly forgive them, but that’s not my way. Come on, talk to me about it. You’ll be surprised at how quickly I will forgive you. And when we’re back together, you will go out in joy and be led forth in peace.’ What a new way of thinking, who would have imagined that the holy Lord Almighty (see Isaiah 6:3) would think and act that way toward people like us.


PRAYER: Father, thank you for surprising us with your amazing way of responding to our sin. Through Jesus Christ our hope, Amen.

                                               ONA OLORUN, KII SE ONA WA


“Nitori ero mi kii se ero yin, beeni ona yin kiise ona mi.” Isaiah 55: 8


Awa onigbagbo maa nka ese Bibeli yii nigba ti ohun gbogbo ba dojuru. A maa n so wipe “O dara, dajujdaju ona Olorun kii se ona wa”, sugbon , oro naa ni wipe, “Je ki eniyan buburu ki o ko ona re sile, ki elese si ko ironu re sile. Je ki won yipada si Oluwa, on o si saanu fun un, ati si Olorun wa, yio si fi ji lopolopo. “Lehin awon oro wonyi, ese Bibeli wa fun ti oni bere pelu “Nitori”. Ona wa kii se lati saanu tabi dariji eniti o se wa. Gege bi eniyan, a le ni ikunsinu, a le koro, a si le year  fun eni ti o se wa nitori a je eleran ara, sugbon ona Olorun yato si tiwa patapata. Olorun wipe, nigba ti o ba dese, se awari mi, emi yio si dariji o lopolopo. Mo mo wipe ironu tire yato si eyi, iwo a maa gbe awon ti o se o sinu  ki o to dariji won sugbon eyi kii se ona mi. e wa, ki a so asoye po . yio ya o lenu bi mo se le tete dariji o kiakia. Nigba ti o ba pada sodo mi, iwo yio jade ni ayo, a o si mu o rin ni alaafia. Iru ironu wo ni eyi! Tani o le ro wipe Olorun Alagbara (Wo Isaiah 6:3) yio ronu, ti yio si se bayi fun iru eniyan bii tiwa!

BIBELI KIKA: Isaiah 55:6-13

ADURA: Baba, o seun fun ona iyanu ti o n gba mu ese wa kuro, Nipase Jesu Kristi, Ireti wa. Amin


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