“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, 17 learn to do good; seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”
says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land . . . (Isa 1:16-19)
A willing, submissive heart receives blessings from the Lord. There are only two requirements, according to this passage:
- Willingness – readiness, acceptance, cooperation, and
- Obedience – respect, submission, agreement.
Once we have settled these two issues within ourselves, it only remains that we act in accordance with God’s will and plan for us. We do this because we are committed to trusting God to determine what is best for each one of us, and because we love Him.
Not only does God know what the “good of the land” is; but He knows the precise desires of your heart! Lo and behold! He has also promised to give them to you! (Ps 21:2; 34:4)
The good of the land refers to all of the material blessings that the land can produce. God promises to pour out these wonderful and precious blessings upon His children when He sees our willingness and obedience.
Decide now to give the Lord your heartfelt willingness and obedience, brothers and sisters!