Apr 29, 2019
God pursues His people, but He also loves when His people pursue Him. After all He had done for the people of Judah, God every right to expect them to seek Him with all their hearts. But they had done just the opposite. Rather than seek and serve God faithfully, they had proven to be unfaithful and spiritually adulterous. And, after Isaiah pleads with God to show them mercy, God responds by declaring their guilt and labeling them as without excuse. They had been His chosen possession, but rather than respond in love and adoration to the one who set them apart as His own, they had treated Him with contempt and drug His holy name through the mud. He had called them to repentance, but they had refused to listen. He had lovingly declared to them, “Here I am,” but rather than return, they had chosen to reject Him for other gods. In Isaiah 65:1-7, God is going to warn the people of Judah that He is about to repay them for their deeds. He is going to punish them for their wickedness. But, even then, God will not stop calling, “Here I am!” He will never stop offering Himself as the solution to their problem.