God Requires

God, however, knows the true nature of man’s condition.

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God Requires

We must be doing the good the Lord our God requires. Take not advantage of his weak and helpless, condition; his ignorance and want of experience.

Isaiah 1:17-19

“Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, and plead for the widow.”                                                                                                        “Come now, and let us reason together, smith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”      ” If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.”

Neither show your religion to God, by practicing justice to men, and neither gives nor procure any unrighteous judgment. Maintain the righteous cause of poor and helpless persons, against their unjust adversaries. Men are naturally ignorant but the Lord can teach them to profit, and of him they should ask wisdom, and desire.

Those who pretend holiness and religion in word, but when charity and love for their brethren should appear they declare that they have neither faith nor religion.

Justice is active pleading of the case of the oppressed. It is meeting the needs of others and giving generously. We may think of that as “charity,” but that word gives the impression that it is optional.

The church becomes the main place through which God’s care for his creation. God is kind to those who don’t deserve his kindness. Our lives are fundamentally broken until we take of the bread of heaven. God calls us to give out of what we have received, to give generously because we receive abundant grace from God.

God, however, knows the true nature of man’s condition and God requires to do something about it. He could see their condition and their condemnation.

God’s invitation to follow Him is still an intimate thing. His call is personal, individual and intimate. The Holy Ghost of God trying to get our attention.

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