In our study of Isaiah 55 we saw that Isaiah was calling on the people to come to God and listen to Him. As we continue to see how the focus of this chapter is amplified we find an urgency emphasized by Isaiah.
Listen to verses 6&7, “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.”
God can be found today. Tomorrow might be too late. Seek Him now by coming to Him and listening closely to what He says. God is near today. Tomorrow you might feel Him far away. Call on Him while He is near. Paul the apostle must have had this verse in mind when he wrote in 2 Corinthians 6:2, “I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”
When you sense His nearness and you begin to call on Him you also will begin to feel conviction about your wicked ways and evil thoughts. Don’t let that deter you from calling on God. As you call on God, forsake whatever is troubling you. Then turn to the Lord. That is what it means to repent. Repentance is a change of mind, a forsaking of the evil that is standing between you and God, and a turning to God.
In writing the Thessalonian Christians Paul says, “You turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God” (1 Thessalonians 1:9). Be assured that if you do that the Lord will have mercy on you and He will freely pardon.
If you’ve never come to God in this way, do it now.