Bible: Isaiah 55:1-9
The Lord Gives an Invitation
55:1 “Hey, 1 all who are thirsty, come to the water!
You who have no money, come!
Buy and eat!
Come! Buy wine and milk
without money and without cost! 2
55:2 Why pay money for something that will not nourish you? 3
Enjoy fine food! 8
55:3 Pay attention and come to me!
Listen, so you can live! 9
Then I will make an unconditional covenantal promise to 10 you,
just like the reliable covenantal promises I made to David. 11
55:4 Look, I made him a witness to nations, 12
a ruler and commander of nations.”
55:5 Look, you will summon nations 13 you did not previously know;
nations 14 that did not previously know you will run to you,
because of the
the Holy One of Israel, 15
for he bestows honor on you.
55:6 Seek the
call to him while he is nearby!
55:7 The wicked need to abandon their lifestyle 17
and sinful people their plans. 18
and to their God, for he will freely forgive them. 21
55:9 for just as the sky 27 is higher than the earth,
and my plans 30 superior to your plans.