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June 18, 2022 - Isaiah 55-59

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, com, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price” (55:1). “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon” (55:6,7). What beautiful invitations!


These invitations go out not only to the people of Jerusalem but to all. The Lord says, “’My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.’ The Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares, ‘I will gather yet others to him besides those already gathered’” (56:7-8). To a people who are hungry and homeless and naked (58:7), what great news! “’And a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression,’ declares the Lord’” (59:20).


Come, ye weary, heavy laden,

lost and ruined by the fall;

if you tarry till you’re better,

you will never come at all.


I will rise and go to Jesus!

He will save me from my sin.

By the riches of his merit,

there is joy and life in him. --Joseph Hart (1759)

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