What's the matter?
What is your matter? One of the major Biblical prophets, Isaiah, had a matter to address - the sin of his people. Israel's matter was ugly, rampant sin. God wanted to settle the matter, once and for all. God used Isaiah to talk to the people, and these are the words Isaiah spoke to them: "Come now, let us settle the matter," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool." (Isaiah 1:18) So what is your problem, issue, dilemma? What is the matter? Coming to the Lord with our problems, our matters, is really a simple process. We just make it so complicated. We stall and don't deal with our matters in a timely manner. We craft a plethora of excuses. Come: He wants us to move toward Him. To Him. To initiate the resolution. Now: Don't delay any longer. The matter won't likely resolve on its own. Let: Allow it to happen. His way. The best way. According to His plan. Us: Together, working with Him, we will deal with the matter.
Settle: Lay it to rest. Forever. The Matter: Whatever the problem is. Says the Lord: He is the One with all the wisdom, help, love, and solutions to whatever ails us! "Come now, let us settle the matter," says the Lord! So what's your matter? How will you choose to deal with it?