Saturday, November 28, 2009

Higher Learning...

I've come to the conclusion that we've been getting it wrong. While we, the Church, focus on gossiping and being the best-dressed there are people suffering in the worst way. When will our hearts and our minds be focused on the important things? I asked myself this question and many others when I read Isaiah 1:17 today. It says:

"Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow."

These charges are given to us as people who love God. The thing is that when you love God, the natural conclusion is to love people. I like this verse because it's very wording implies that doing good doesn't come naturally to us. God tells us to learn to do good. He says here that it will take an effort on our part. I think that our very nature causes us to be self-absorbed. This is the plight of human nature. But in this verse, God is charging you and I to learn a new condition. We are to learn a condition that causes us to seek justice for the fatherless and the widows. We are to learn a condition that demands that we push the enemy called "oppresion" back when it comes to our city gates.

What have you been studying lately? What have you been learning? I think that the time has come for us to do. Enough of being stingy with the love of Jesus. We don't live in times of passive Christianity anymore. We live in an era that requires diligent and determined people who have enough passion to set a new status quo. We can't go with this useless and monotonous flow anymore.

What have you been studying lately?

Sent from my iPhone


  1. I've seen that verse a couple times but never noticed the emphasis on LEARN to do good...awesome breakdown!

  2. Thanks for sharing this, great insight and a lesson for me.

  3. @Toyin...the Word is so fresh and alive!

    @Jaycee...and HIGHER and HIGHER and HIGHER...

    @Myne...God is amazing! i learned a lot from that verse too...

  4. very insightful, thx Bon! I think this shows how most are led by their 'feelings' as opposed to their convictions. Learning takes energy, effort, commitment, sacrifice, thought...and as humans we generally feel like...doing nothing.

  5.'re so right, bro! Paul was on point when he talked about doing what he doesn't want to do, and not doing what he wants to do...