Isaiah 30:15 (MSG)
God, the Master, The Holy of Israel,
has this solemn counsel:
“Your salvation requires you to turn back to me
and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves.
Your strength will come from settling down
in complete dependence on me—
The very thing
you’ve been unwilling to do.
This scripture gives us an outline of what our salvation requires.
Repentance, which is turning from our sin, doing a 180 and coming to the Lord is the first step.
In this case it states: , which signifies that they had turned away from God, (the Israelites had), and God is coercing them back.
The second condition and by no means less important is the act of rest.
Rest is a simple dependence upon God. The Israelites struggled with this and wanted to do things their way.
This is a common problem in this era with the temptation to live independently of God and consequently resisting the patience that the Holy Spirit gives.
How many do you know who have fallen into this trap and are no longer following our Lord?
He is the most trustworthy and He is far more able than you are, so trust Him today.