Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
As hard as it may be, if your ways are not pleasing to God, you do not have to keep behaving the same. Change the way you behave by using the word of God to retrain the way you think.
You do not have to keep behaving the same way. How you act, good or bad, is a function of how you have been trained. Since your current actions are a function of how you have been trained; you can create change at any time by retraining yourself to think differently.
The people of Israel and Judah needed to change their ways: injustice was prominent in the land. They oppressed the poor; treated the fatherless children as if they did not have any rights and ignored the needs of the widows. In highlighting these injustices, Isaiah admonished the people in Isaiah 1:10 saying “learn to do well; seek judgment…”. What he was communicating to them was you do not have to keep doing the wrong that you have been doing, change your ways by seeking Judgment or the truth that is in the word of God. True change comes when our minds are reprogrammed to think the truth that is in God’s word; that is why Romans 12:2 says be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
What ways do you have that are not pleasing to God; it should not be business as usual. Change your ways by retraining your mind to think differently.
Life Application: Memorize and meditate on one (1) scripture verse daily.
Prayer: Lord, help me to think like you. Cause me to think positive thoughts even when the circumstances around me are not positive. In Jesus name, amen.