CHOOSE NOT TO BE OFFENDED
ISAIAH 44:22 I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you."
CAMBRIDGE BIBLE “The sense of being forgotten of God is produced by the consciousness of guilt; hence the promise of forgiveness is here repeated”
PULPIT COMMENTARY Return unto me. This is an underlying condition, both of restoration and of forgiveness. Only the penitent can be received back into favour. The knowledge, however, that God has, in his counsels, "redeemed" his people generally, may act as a stimulus on individuals to repent and turn to him.