Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Compassion of the LORD ~ Isaiah Fifty-five

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 on that
which is not bread,
and your labor for that does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is
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.
Behold, I made him a witness to the
a leader and commander for the
Behold, you shall call a nation that you
do not know,
and a nation that did not know you
shall run to you,
because of the LORD your God, and of
the Holy One of Israel,
for he has glorified you.

Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his
let him return to the LORD, that he
may have compassion on him.
and to our God, for he will
abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your
neither are your ways my ways,
declares the LORD,
For as the heavens are higher than the
so are my ways higher than your
ways and my thoughts than your

For as the rain and the snow come
down from heaven
and do not return there but water
the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread
to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from
my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I
and shall succeed in the thing for
which I sent it.

For you shall go out in joy
and be lead forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap
their hands.
Instead of the thorns shall come up the
instead of the brier shall come up
the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the LORD,
an everlasting sign that shall not be
cut off.

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