God’s Merciful Invitation (Isaiah 55:1-13)

God's Merciful Invitation (Isaiah 55)

Isaiah 55:1-13

I. The invitation extended (Isaiah 55:1-5)

    A. To everyone (Revelation 22:17; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9)
    B. Satisfaction in the Lord’s mercy (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
    C. Actions required: incline, come, hear
    D. “The sure mercies of David” (2 Samuel 7:12-16; Acts 13:34-39)
    E. Christ is the faithful witness (Rev 1:5; John 18:37)

II. The invitation accepted (Isaiah 55:6-9)

    A. Seek (Matthew 6:33; Hebrews 11:6)
    B. Repentance: forsake wicked ways and unrighteous thoughts and return to the Lord (Proverbs 23:7; Romans 12:2; Philippians 4:8)
    C. Abundant forgiveness (Acts 2:38; 3:19; 1 John 1:9; Psalm 103:12; Micah 7:19)
    D. Contrast between man’s thoughts and ways and God’s

III. The purpose of God’s Word (Isaiah 55:10-13)

    A. Rain and snow serve physical purpose; God’s Word serves spiritual purpose (Hebrews 4:12-13; John 6:63; 1 Peter 1:22-25; James 1:18, 21)
    B. Joy and peace

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