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Isaiah 55.

Something I regularly struggle with is going beyond accepting what Jesus did to take the punishment I deserve, to accepting all the good things he lavishly gives in its place; I don’t fully understand why I can accept the bad things taken away, but not the good things given… something I’ll probably be wrestling with for years to come.

So it was great to be reminded at home group this evening, as we looked at Isaiah 55, of all the positive things Jesus has saved us for, and the reasons for doing this. God loves us lavishly and in abundance, that we might be satisfied by him and in him and, by delighting in him, display his worth and praise him.

“Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.”
- verse 2b

“…let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
- verse 7

“For you shall go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
- verse 12

Emphasis mine.

Andy Moore

I work as Head of Global Communications for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), having previously worked with Compudava (now Endava) in Moldova, building web applications, and for Wesley Management, working with small businesses and charities. I have a passion to see intelligent application of digital technology to serve the Church and mission. Married to the lovely Ruth.

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