Gleaning life “weekly” nuggets for Rebuilding Yourself. Monday July 8, 2019.
Topic: God’s invitation to come, buy and eat FREELY
Isaiah 55:1-5; Luke 1:50-55
Store Scripture: John 4:10. ISV version. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, ‘Please give me a drink,’ you would have been the one to ask him, and he would have given you living water.”
This week we’re looking at God’s second invitation “COME” to those “THIRSTY” as we continue looking at God’s generosity to those hungry and thirsty. Amazingly, those with nothing and down to zero (without money) can do business with the Almighty God because Christ paid it all at the cross. However you must be hungry and thirsty as pre-conditions to benefit from these transactions with God. Check this out from Jesus popular beatitude message in Mathew 5:1-6. God is and has always been very mindful of HIS SERVANTS for good. But that is not same with the rebellious as declared in Isaiah 65:11-16. Simply because same scriptures tell us, the rebellious dwell in a dry land. See Psalm 68:5-6. EasyEnglish. 5 God is the father of those that have no father. He gives help to women whose husbands have died. (He does this) from the holy place where he lives.
6 God gives a home to lonely people. He leads people out of prison (and they hear) music. But people that do not obey God (rebellious) will continue to live in a land where the hot sun burns the ground (dry land)
It’s therefore wise to conclude, that the key to accessing and enjoying God’s goodness with uncommon grace is HUNGER and THIRST for righteousness, a RIGHT STANDING with GOD.
I pray divine HUNGER and THIRST for God’s righteousness to increase with high intensity in us always.
Apostle Friday Idawor
(Grace and Mercy Assembly, Ikorodu-Lagos, Nigeria)