Seed And Bread

Seed And Bread

“For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:” –Isaiah 55:10 This verse is a metaphor –but for what? If we stop...
As The Heavens Are Higher Than The Earth

As The Heavens Are Higher Than The Earth

“For as the heavens are higher then the earth, so are my ways higher then your ways, and my thoughts then your thoughts. ” (Isaiah 55:9) I hear both rebuke and exhortation here. God says earlier in the chapter that we are double minded – “Wherefore do you...
Receiving The Thoughts And Ways Of God

Receiving The Thoughts And Ways Of God

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 55:8) As I began meditating on Isaiah 55:8, I was pricked with a sense of sadness. I was saddened by the reality of separation.  God is thinking thoughts. God has ways of...
Forsaking Your Thoughts

Forsaking Your Thoughts

“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:7 Perhaps you have heard before of the need to forsake your wrong ways....
Am I Seeking The Lord?

Am I Seeking The Lord?

“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near” Isaiah 55:6 “Lord, am I seeking You? Am I seeking You while You may be found and calling upon You while You are near? You said, “Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find...
Calling To Strangers

Calling To Strangers

” “Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.” Isaiah 55:5 What would make you reach out to a stranger,...