Isaiah 24

“I plead not guilty!”

20 The earth reels like a drunkard,
       it sways like a hut in the wind;
       so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion
       that it falls—never to rise again.

Have you ever reflected on your guilt, your sin, your black stains? We know from the Bible that we are sinners. We know of the high standards of God, the salvation of Christ that paid for our sins and thus reuniting us with God.

We go through life, struggling with our inner demons, trying to do better for God, or at least thinking of it sometimes.  But how much do we really know and understand of where we really are?

Here we hear the author describe the sin of the world. It is so heavy due to rebellion, that it falls, and never to rise again. Rebellion is sin, anything that is contrary to what God says and who He is.

Before we can fully understand and appreciate the wonderful love and grace of the cross, we have to know how much guilt we hold. Let us spend some time today or the next few days, just noting and reflecting on our attitudes, our sinful thoughts, and let us come before God with a spirit of humbleness. When we finally realize how broken we are, then only can God redeem and work in our lives. Then only can we truly call on God to be our Savior.

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