The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Tanach:|
Isaiah 43: 21 The people which I formed for Myself, that they might tell of My praise.
Isaiah 43: 22 Yet thou hast not called upon Me, O Jacob, neither hast thou wearied thyself about Me, O Israel.
Isaiah 43: 23 Thou hast not brought Me the small cattle of thy burnt-offerings; neither hast thou honoured Me with thy sacrifices. I have not burdened thee with a meal-offering, nor wearied thee with frankincense.
Isaiah 43: 24 Thou hast bought Me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou satisfied Me with the fat of thy sacrifices; but thou hast burdened Me with thy sins, thou hast wearied Me with thine iniquities.
Isaiah 43: 25 I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for Mine own sake; and thy sins I will not remember.
Isaiah 43: 26 Put Me in remembrance, let us plead together; declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
Isaiah 43: 27 Thy first father sinned, and thine intercessors have transgressed against Me.
Isaiah 43: 28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and I have given Jacob to condemnation, and Israel to reviling.
Isaiah 44: 1 Yet now hear, O Jacob My servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen;