He's Talkin' About Us

Memorizing God's Word makes it part of our life. It teaches us, comforts us, and keeps us from sin. Will you join me in hiding God's Word in our hearts?

In the following weeks, I hope to memorize Isaiah 55. It is a beautiful message of God's greatness and love toward us. Each week, I will recite what we have learned so far and discuss the meaning of the next verse. I'd love to have you join me in this challenge. You may "recite" in the comments or by email. If you can't say all of them, say just one at a time.

(without looking at my Bible, unless I get stuck)

Isaiah 55: 1-4

1. Ho, everyone that thirsteth, Come ye to the waters; Come ye buy and eat; come and buy wine and bread, without money and without price.
2. Wherefore do you ye spend money for that which is not bread? and labor for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me and eat ye that which is good; delight thyself in fatness.
3. Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live; I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
4. I have given him as a witness, a leader and commander to the people.

CORRECTIONS: (looked 3 times, vs.1 -"and he that hath no money", "milk"; vs.2- "your", "let your soul", "itself"; vs.3 - good, vs.4 - "Behold", "for the people")


Isaiah 55:5

"Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee."

This is a prophetic verse. God is telling the a nation of Israel that someday nations will come seeking the Lord because of what He has done for them.

This has partly been fufilled. God isn't just for the nation of Israel. Yes, He chose Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to be a special people. But they were to be an example to the rest of the world. They failed because they were human, but their heritage has shown us who God is. Our nation and others have looked to the God of the Bible to guide our ways and laws.

God has called out His church, not just from Israel, but from all nations. He was speaking of us, the Gentiles.

Ephesians 2:11-13
"Wherefore remember, that ye being in times past Gentiles in the flesh... that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: but now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were afar off are made nigh by the blood of Christ."

Jesus prayed for us.
John 17:20
"Neither pray I for these (His disciples)alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word."

We know that much of the world does not worship the God of Israel. They are not "running" to seek Him. But, someday, the whole world will see the LORD in all His power and glory and worship Him.

Philippians 2:10-11
"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and they every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

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