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Hearing God's Grace

Ever wonder what your conscience is? Isaiah 30:21 says that our ears will hear God correcting us whenever we turn to the right or to the left. The whole passage, from Isaiah 30:18-23, is really interesting because it’s smack-dab in the middle of one of Isaiah’s prophecies about judgement, and yet these verses are an assurance of God’s love for us. “Burning is His anger… His tongue is like a consuming fire,” says Isaiah 30:27, and yet Isaiah 30:18 states that God waits on high, longing to be gracious to us! I don’t know about you, but when I’m angry enough that my tongue is a consuming fire - which it can be all too often - I’m certainly not longing to be gracious. I’m longing to destroy! How great is our God - even though vengeance is His (Hebrews 10:30, among other verses), He still loves us. He loves us enough to not destroy us. It makes me want to obey that still small voice. “How blessed are those who long for Him!” (Isaiah 30:18).