Compassion for Sinners
“let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:7 (ESV)
God does not seek out perfect people to praise, but imperfect people He can grace with His compassion. We are called to grow in grace, and only those who struggle with sin, honestly, can grow in grace because only the sinless have no need for forgiveness. It is the unrighteous that need His righteousness. It is us who know we are sinners, who know we need salvation, who are honest about our humanity, that want pardon in Christ Jesus.
Let’s pray today to be quick in seeking our Lord with praise and for forgiveness.