In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
(2 Corinthians 4:4)
I was reading Isaiah 54 & 55 this morning. Why wouldn’t everyone at least want to find out what God has to offer?
Does this not sound good to him?
Isa 54:14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
Isa 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isa 55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Yep, as your verse says, if he could comprehend Isaiah, he’d convert. His rebellion against the Spirit has made him reprobate. Very sad, we have a lot of work to do.
I had to go to the airport (a 30-40 min. trip) to pick up my son who was flying in from London on Christmas day. I was driving in a terrible storm and couldn't see the road many times on the freeway - the rain was smashing into the windshield with a loud noise blotting out my vision. I had to take the exist to a toll road and knew I had to be in the area where the exit was coming up but I couldn't see it.
I prayed out loud to God to let the rain let up so I could see where to exist. About 40 yards before that exit, the rain let up and I could see to exit onto the toll road. That was an answer to prayer.
Nice verse. Adrian Rogers used to say, “The Bible is God’s love letter to His people. If you don’t understand it, it could be because you are reading someone else’s mail.”
God Bless, and Happy New Year.