At Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, on September 9, our guest pastor Rev. Michael Walters preached to us from Isaiah 55:6-9. He encouraged us from this passage to do four things to seek God:
- Call on the Lord – As this passage shows, in our critical need we call out or cry out to the Lord in this broken world, knowing that brokenness is also within us.
- Repent of your sins – Without the assurance of forgiveness, no one would repent. How wonderful that we have assurance of forgiveness! So the way we run from sin is to cling to God.
- Believe in His promises – We believe in God’s compassion and the abundance of God’s pardon.
- Look at the stars – The stars are a visual illustration of infinity; they’re so vastly beyond our experience here on earth.
The great and grand focus of the gospel is not our sin–and it’s not even the atonement for our sin. The focus is God Himself. Jesus’ atonement on the cross brings us to God Himself. Listen to the whole sermon here.