Read Isaiah 55:1-3.
Who is God’s salvation for?
It is for everyone. Does it say it is for the Jews only? No. Does it say it is for the rule-keepers? No. Does it say it is for a certain people group? No. God’s salvation is for EVERYONE.
How do you know you need salvation?
Everyone thirsts. God gave you a desire or longing to know Him because He made you after His own image. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are together as One in community with each other. There is something inside us that longs for the same community and compels us to satisfy the thirst.
Why doesn’t God just save us?
He extends His offer of salvation to us, but we must choose to come. He is a loving Father who desires us to love Him in return. Real love is not forced. If He made us to love Him, we’d be nothing more than robots doing what we were programmed to do. By allowing us to choose Him, it is a richer, lovelier response. We have to decide to believe Him. We have to decide to follow Him. Without our willingness to love Him, it would be meaningless to Him.
How come God gives us more than we need?
He is a generous, loving Father who wants to pour out His love on us. He doesn’t want to simply satisfy our thirst with water only. No, He wants to satisfy and fulfill to over-flowing our soul with wine and milk.
Is the offer of salvation really free?
Yes. It costs us nothing. We pay no money to enter. We can’t earn it by being good or following a set of rules. There is nothing we can do to get salvation through any kind of effort on our part.
Why do we work so hard to buy bread that doesn’t satisfy?
We are deceived. We have chosen to believe working for something makes it better. When we try to work or earn our salvation, we make our self to be a god saying “this is how to be saved”. Do you think this is pleasing to God? How prideful of us! God made us. He is the One True God, not us. How dare we think we know better than Him! He has already given us the gift of salvation. He told us where to look and who holds the key. It’s up to us to listen.
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance.
Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you (Isaiah 55:2-3 NKJV).
Lord, thank you for your gift of salvation. May we come and buy with no money the bread that satisfies. May we reject our desires to earn our way and simply come as you have called. In Jesus’ name Amen.
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