Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,
To minister to Him, and to love the name of the Lord,
To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the Sabbath
And holds fast My covenant;
Even those I will bring to My holy mountain
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar;
For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”
The Lord God, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares,
“Yet others I will gather to them, to those already gathered. Isaiah 56:6-8
God placed His people an an example of His great affection and love for all the world to witness. Israel sat at the crossroads of the world. How did God feel about the foreigners that they would encounter? He loved them and invited them in to worship and love the name of the Lord. The Gentiles (non Jews) were always part of God’s redemptive plan. Isaiah saw it clearly – ‘yet others I will gather’. The book of Acts is the history of how that happened.
How evangelistic am I? Am I actively gathering those who do not yet know God in a personal way?
Lord, today is Friday! Its Friday! I can’t wait for the time with the school staff and then with our LifeGroup later tonight. Thank you for a wonderful week. Would you continue to bless and meet all the our needs according to the riches in Christ Jesus. Show me clearly any foreigner who I can invite to know You and to love Your Holy Name Jesus!