Recap: Isaiah 55:6-13
There’s a blessing in seeking God. I was blessed with a powerful lesson as a young woman. I was taught to look for God like I would look for the keys to my own brand new car. The book of Hebrews teaches us that God rewards those who diligently seek Him. Here in Isaiah, it says to seek him while He may be found. The truth is, seek God NOW! Now is the acceptable time. Verse 7 days let the wicked forsake his way. Give it up. When the doctor tells you to give up something to save your life, what do you do? GIVE IT UP! The verse continues by saying return to God and He will forgive you. Do you need forgiveness? I sure do, every. single. day! Verses 8-11 explains why we should do this. It’s because we don’t know God’s thoughts. We don’t know what He has in store for us, so it’s better to do His will today and don’t delay. Verses 12-13 explains the promises of God for our lives when we seek Him with pour while hearts and obey Him with everything in us.
Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord . “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up. These events will bring great honor to the Lord ’s name; they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.”
Isaiah 55:6-13 NLT