The Pathways to Glory Interactive Devotional will guide you according to the plan and process God designed to serve as a blueprint for interacting and relating with Him—the Feasts of the Lord.
Hope Lost and Found:
Insights on God’s Plan of Salvation, Revival and Restoration
Part 11 — God's Invitation to Seek Him His Way
by Harvey L. Diamond
In Isaiah 55, God continues with an open invitation. With that invitation, is a plea to understand His ways, values and priorities--for they are different than ours. It is a plea seeking open hearts willing to receive the ways and revelations of His Spirit--for God is spirit.
It is also a plea that promises the same mercies and grace extended to David--which preceded Israel's first national revival--and foreshadowed the revival that Israel's Messiah would ultimately bring.
The key is truly, seeking Him while He may be found, and calling upon Him while He is truly near. For, He is near, though often silent. His word, though, is as close as we will hold it! What it will reveal to eyes and hearts that will believe it, is His ways are truly different, but higher than our ways!
"Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price.
Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight itself in abundance.
Incline your ear, and come to Me.
Hear, and your soul shall live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you -
The sure mercies of David.
Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people,
A leader and commander for the people.
Surely you shall call a nation you do not know,
And nations who do not know you shall run to you,
Because of the LORD your God,
And 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 thoughts;
Let him return to the LORD,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.