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Read Isaiah 55:1-9


Tuesday

Read Isaiah 55:1-9

55  The Lord says,
“Come, everyone who is thirsty—
here is water!
Come, you that have no money—
buy corn and eat!
Come! Buy wine and milk—
it will cost you nothing!
2Why spend money on what does not satisfy?
Why spend your wages and still be hungry?
Listen to me and do what I say,
and you will enjoy the best food of all.
3“Listen now, my people, and
come to me; come to me, and you will have life!
I will make a lasting covenant with you
and give you the blessings I promised to David.
4I made him a leader and commander of nations,
and through him I showed them my power.
5Now you will summon foreign nations;
at one time they did not know you,
but now they will come running to join you!
I, the Lord your God, the holy God of Israel,
will make all this happen;
I will give you honour and glory.”
6Turn to the Lord and pray to him,
now that he is near.
7Let the wicked leave their way of life
and change their way of thinking.
Let them turn to the Lord, our God;
he is merciful and quick to forgive.
8“My thoughts,” says the Lord, “are not like yours,
and my ways are different from yours.
9As high as the heavens are above the earth,
so high are my ways and thoughts above yours.

Think

"Come, you that have no money - buy corn and eat!"
Isaiah invites people to come and receive God's free grace - he lets Israel know that they too will have the privilege of offering this grace - "Let the wicked leave their way of life and change their way of thinking." (Verse 7)

Pray

Lord - if my way of life does not please you - help me to leave it; and if my way of thinking is not right; help me to change it.

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