8But now, O Lord, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
9 Be not so terribly angry, O Lord,
and remember not iniquity forever.
Behold, please look, we are all your people.
As Isaiah reminded God that we are the work of his hands, I am reminded that God created and molded me according to his plans for me. Thus, he continues to work on me until I am made perfect through his righteousness—not mine. Isaiah isn’t the only one to speak up for humanity. Abraham begged God not to destroy Sodom in Genesis 18:16-33:
“… Abraham drew near [to God] and said, “Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city. Will you then sweep away the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous who are in it?” (Genesis 18:23-24).
So, what do these two passages of scripture tell you about God? They tell me that he listens to us. You might say, “well that was then—this is now.” I say, “the Bible is true and stands firm—yesterday, today, and until the end of time.”