Isaiah is called to testify one more time that as a nation, Israel was blessed to Bless others. In the passage it is clear that God has promised favor to Israel if they will simply trust and follow Him. God wants the chosen nation to understand that it is their relationship to him that causes his provision, protection and preparation for greater works. God reminds the people that He has blessed them so that they may bring other nations into His fold. They are not to be battling warlords, no, instead they are to be ambassadors of peace and Godliness.
In our world, God has called the church to complete the same mission. In 2 Corinthians 5:20 we are called to be God’s ambassadors . We are not out to slay the world but to save it. With that in mind, it should change our behavior and our response to others. We should be ambassadors doing our best Jesus imitation in every day life. Selflessness and peace should be our top characteristics, and Love for God and others our goal. Help me, Lord to be your ambassador this week.
God Bless You
This is what the Lord says:
and do what is right,
for my salvation is close at hand
and my righteousness will soon be revealed.
2 Blessed is the one who does this—
the person who holds it fast,
who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it,
and keeps their hands from doing any evil.”
3 Let no foreigner who is bound to the Lord say,
“The Lord will surely exclude me from his people.”
And let no eunuch complain,
“I am only a dry tree.”
4 For this is what the Lord says:
“To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths,
who choose what pleases me
and hold fast to my covenant—
5 to them I will give within my temple and its walls
a memorial and a name
better than sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name
that will endure forever.
6 And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord
to minister to him,
to love the name of the Lord,
and to be his servants,
all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it
and who hold fast to my covenant—
7 these I will bring to my holy mountain
and give them joy in my house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and sacrifices
will be accepted on my altar;
for my house will be called
a house of prayer for all nations.”
8 The Sovereign Lord declares—
he who gathers the exiles of Israel:
“I will gather still others to them
besides those already gathered.”