“To err is human, to forgive is Divine.” But what ‘to admit you’re wrong’? That’s just flat out tough.
We were sitting around the kitchen table this week talking about each other’s faults. One of the easiest things in the world to do is notice the failures of the people you’re closest to; your wife, your husband, your brother or sister. In fact, right now you could probably make a list of 10 things that you know your house mate needs to change. Its probably tougher to make the list for yourself. One thing we did agree on, the thing that annoys us most about each other is usually the thing that we most need to deal with in our own lives. Pet peeve, pet sin.
Isaiah 59 Study Questions
1. Give a quick list of 3 points where people closest to you are wrong (like chewing with their mouth open). Give a quick list of 3 ways that people in the news are wrong (like leaders who think of themselves first). Offer a list of 3 specific things (behaviours, habits, thoughts) where you are wrong.
2. Compile a list of the sins that are named in Isaiah 59.
3. Why does lying bother God so much?
4. What is God’s solution for the human problem of sin? (v. 16,17, 20)
5. The chapter ends with a promise, how do you understand that promise? How does a person qualify for it?