Isaiah 55 (In Depth Study)

ISAIAH 55 IN BOLD
Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.

(A few  cross ref. Come to mind:
Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
“Come to me, all you who are weary and **burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my **yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my **yoke is easy and my **burden is light.”

Jesus with “the woman at the well”
John 4:10, 13-14 NIV
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,  but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the *bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go *hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

John 7:37 NIV
On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.

Revelation 21:6 NIV
He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.

Revelation 22:17 NIV
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

Rev. 3:18 NIV  I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see).

BACK TO ISAIAH 55 IN BOLD
Why spend money on what is not *bread, and your **labor on what does not satisfy?

Listen, listen to me, and *eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.

Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live.

I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples.

Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations you do not know will come running to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.”

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

(A few cross ref.  Come to mind re: seeking & drawing near –
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33 NIV

James 5:1-5 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.
James 5:1-5 NIV

Hebrews 7:19 NIV
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

Hebrews 10:1 NIV
The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship.

Hebrews 10:22 NIV
let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

Psalm 73:28 NIV
But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 NIV
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

Isaiah 58:2 NIV
For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God. They ask me for just decisions and seem eager for God to come near to me.

1 Corinthians 8:8 NIV
But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.

Hebrews 10:22 NIV
let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

James 4:8 NIV
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

BACK TO ISAIAH 55 IN BOLD
Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts.

Let them turn to the Lord , and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”

declares the Lord .

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways
and
my thoughts than your thoughts.

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it
bud
and
flourish,
so that it yields seed for the
sower
and
bread
for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but
will accomplish what I desire
and
achieve the purpose for which
I sent it.
You will go out in
joy
and
be led forth
in peace;
the mountains
and
hills
will burst into song before you,
and
all the trees of the field will
clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush
will grow the juniper,
and
instead of briers
the myrtle will grow.

This will be
for the Lord ’s renown,
for an everlasting sign,
that will endure forever.

Isaiah 55:1-13 NIV
http://bible.com/111/isa.55.1-13.NIV

Take a quick look at The Massage Traslation of some of these verses:

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I hope that is like a deep breath of fresh clear clean air for you as it was for me.

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Wise people stillSeek HIM.
Remember we seek while HE may be found…
NOT KNOWING
what tomorrow may bring.

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1 night…
after
a seriously STRONG blow of bad news,
that hit me right in my wallet,
after
letting another person
get the best of me
after
my body
screamed obsenities
as it grAaAAaaabed me
with uncontrollable muscle spasms…
i fell alseep,
drifted off as my body & mind recovered
because of
the thought & prayer accepting
the
reality
that
‘God’s thoughts
are not my thoughts.

It even brought a smile
to my face.
😆

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The Best IS
YET
TO
COME…

Stay tuned…
God is NOT dead.

https://youtu.be/S_OTz-lpDjw

 

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