WEDNESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER, 2018
THEME: YOUR PURPOSE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY PEACE
TEXT: ISAIAH 55:6-13
MEMORY VERSE: ISAIAH 55:12 “For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
The Israelite had been taken into captivity in Babylon and had been living there for about 70 years, several miles away from “the land flowing with milk and honey” and from the Sanctuary of the Lord. In our text, there is an appeal to the exiles to leave Babylon and go back to Palestine where they would satisfy their desires. Isaiah 55 makes an interesting reading with many command of Jehovah to the would-be returnees.
(i) Hearken diligently to me
(ii) Incline your ear, come to me
(iii) Hear and your soul shall live
(iv) Seek the Lord while He may be found
(v) Call upon Him while He is near
(vi) Let the righteous man forsake his way, etc. No money is needed to buy all these!
The purposes and reasons of men are known unto God who created him and he cannot accomplish anything without the full support of his creator. Accomplishment of man comes from his total submission to the supernatural being who can complement his efforts. God is always present to accept those who will always seek His audience for a greater accomplishment and He is ever ready to accompany them with peace because He has everything in His care.
Beloved, the command of God in Isaiah 55 are also for us today. We are to seek Him while He is near and to forsake our evil ways and return to God, our maker. The call is very urgent because tomorrow may be too late. He says that you will go out with Joy and be led forth in peace, the mountains and the hills will break forth before you into singing and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. It can only come to pass if you seek the Lord now that you can see Him, and call upon Him now that He is near.
In conclusion, don’t follow the way of the evil men; make sure you have the right mind so that your creator will accompany you with His peace.
HYMN: EMHB 507 – COMMIT THOU ALL THY GRIEFS
PRAYER: My God and my creator let me walk not in the way of the evil men, and please accompany me with your peace so that I can accomplish my purposes today.