Apr 11, 2019
Everyone loves to receive an invitation in the mail or, in today’s online world, an evite. We like getting invited to things. But an invitation is useless if no one accepts it and shows up as a result of it. An invitation that goes unheeded and unaccepted is pointless and of no value. And in Isaiah 55:1-13, God is going to extend an invitation to the people of Judah, not once, but five separate times. He is serious about them accepting His offer and taking advantage of all He has in store for them. But God has extended invitations before, only to have them ignored. He has offered the people of Judah countless opportunities to repent and return to Him. But their response has always been to ignore His gracious offer and to turn to other gods whose invitations sounded more attractive. The amazing thing about God’s offer is that it is absolutely free. No cost involved. Just acceptance. And a belief that God is good for His word and will do all that He has promised to do. In a world filled with people who are dying of spiritual thirst and trying to quench that thirst with anything and everything but God, He continues to offer the spring of the water of life without payment. But the offer only has value if it is accepted.