When we are born into this world, we are born with sin natures, without God, without hope, and destined to spend eternity in hell. God loved us so much, though, that he sent his only begotten Son into the world that whoever believes in him should not perish but should have everlasting life with God. God is not willing that any of us should perish, but that all of us should come to repentance and to faith in his Son, Jesus Christ. When we repent, we turn from our lifestyles of sin, and we turn to follow Jesus Christ with our lives. We die to sin in order that we might live to righteousness – all in the power of the Spirit living within us. Many people do not yet know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Some people profess to know him, but they never repented of their sins, and thus they were not born again, crucified with Christ to sin, that they might live to him; to righteousness. Others know him, but they are not walking with him in obedience. They have drifted from their pure devotion to their Lord, and they need to be brought back. Any of these may be living to please self, and may be caught up in wasting their lives away on what will never satisfy the deep longings of their souls. So, the encouragement here is to call on Jesus, to listen to him, to turn from your sins, and to walk in victory over sin, living to him and to his righteousness. Give Ear to Jesus / An Original Work Based off Isaiah 55 / February 16, 2016 Call on your Savior. Seek the Lord while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way; Turn to the Lord. God will have mercy. He’ll forgive you of your sin. He will freely pardon you And give peace within. Turn from your sin, follow Jesus, Be cleansed from sin. Give ear to Jesus. Come to Him. Your soul will live. Listen to Him speaking to you: “Eat what is good.” If you are thirsty, Come to Jesus, drink from Him. Drink His Spirit given to you. Be born again. Listen to Him. Do what He says. Rejoice in Him. God’s Word, eternal, Will achieve what He desires. He is willing none should perish, Saved by His blood. Share now the gospel. Jesus died so we’d go free. Walk in vict’ry, Free from your sin, eternally. Die to sin, and live to Jesus. In Him believe.