“Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).
Any transaction requires two or more parties acting for mutual benefit. In this case, man is pursuing what God has to offer, while God extends with compassion the redeeming grace he longs for us each to experience. Forsaking one’s way is the action of repentance; exchanging one course of life for another. It is the abandonment of all the natural, intuitive ways upon which man acts for his own self-preservation and promotion, for the supernatural, self-sacrificing ways that God sets within the transformed heart.