I feel like we’ve had a few Regan’s life chit chats and a lot of stories the past little while. We will be having another Regan’s life chit chat next week but I wanted to interrupt regular programming to take you back to regular programming!
So I sit here in my little house on the prairie and sip on my iced coffee, watching my latest paint project dry and contemplating what to talk to ya’ll about today.
I was reading in Isaiah recently, and admittedly pushing through it trying to understand the prophetic references but not really seeing them, when I came across a little verse that I could’ve easily read right over but actually noticed. Isaiah 31:2 has a little line that goes “He does not call back his words.” *Regan continues reading but then whips her eyes back to find the verse again* Did that say what I thought it said?! I find the line again and reread it. Yup! It did! Now I was raised with a stanch belief in context, context, context so of course I’m not going to just give you a line and make up a meaning to it. The context of that line is talking about the Holy One of Israel and His wisdom, particularly in the context of war and in dealing with evildoers. Pretty severe. Like I said before I am taking Isaiah very literally to its word, as I haven’t been trained or my eyes haven’t been fully opened to the prophetic yet.
He does not call back his words. I love that. As a human being (and female) there have been many many nights where I have laid awake thinking through things I’ve said or didn’t say and should’ve said. Lots of regrets. A person can really get themselves into an emotional tangle thinking about the past and all they’ve done if they want to! I have actually cried myself to sleep thinking through that line of thought. So we as humans aren’t infinite in our wisdom and we definitely regret things we say or do, even as children of Jesus Christ!
That verse just really hits home to me that Jesus is trust worthy. We are but finite beings living in a sinful world. It takes so much wisdom to know what to say sometimes. Thinking about how Jesus actually called people fools... I would never call someone that yet He was wise in saying what He did, every word that passed through His lips was spoken with deliberation and finality, without regret. It takes a close intimacy with Jesus, a daily communing with Him to become like him. The saying ‘you are who you hangout with’ (or something like that) is true, you being to mimic people you admire. Do you admire Jesus? Or even better have you surrendered your life to Jesus? Him living through you will always produce the best kind of mimic, because Jesus is very good at being Himself.