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November 9, 2018

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Reading along with us in Isaiah & 2 Kings? Here’s today’s reading:

Isaiah 55 (ESV)

“Come, everyone who thirsts,
    come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
    and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
    and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me;
    hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
    my steadfast, sure love for David..
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  1. Where would we be if God were one to not welcome us to come to Him? How would we know if He is even available and willing to help? That is what is so great about this chapter because it provides a good outline for us approaching God. And it starts with God letting us know we can come, we can approach Him, He wants us to access Him. And then He makes clear it doesn’t take money to do so. Our coming is not about what we offer God, but rather what He offers us. But it is not only free, but it is satisfying. There are many options out there, many offers that are not free and do not satisfy. But what God offers to give is good. And the good thing about the offer God makes to us, is He makes it to everyone and He desires to use our relationship with as a beacon to others to come to Him.

    Now another important thing about coming to God is it is time sensitive. Seek the Lord while He may be found and don’t presume that there is plenty of time to come to Him. And coming to Him requires us to set aside our ways, the wicked ways, the ways that are destructive to us as well as to others. And what a comfort to know that He both forgives us for the times we have operated in our ways and also makes clear that His ways are higher and better than our ways. Both should make it easy for us to set aside the ways we do things and embrace the ways He does things. And God welcomes us to follow His ways and come to Him, not because He needs us to accomplish His will. No, His purposes will be fulfilled whether we accept it or not. He just wants to give us the opportunity to jump on board. To life according to the One who is higher and greater and reap the benefits of it because it is true and it is right, not because God depends on us ultimately for anything. See it is for His renown, His glory, because He is the only one that really matters anyways. He just welcomes us to join Him for the ride…..

    All important things to know as we engage with this God of the heavens…….

  2. 6 “Seek the Lord while he may be found;
    call upon him while he is near;
    7 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.
    8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
    9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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