The Lord Will Abundantly Pardon (Daily Portion 10223)
Scripture Passage:Isaiah 55:1-13
God has filled this short chapter with vivid pictures of redemption and wonderful verses of encouragement. Perhaps the theme of this chapter is that the Lord “will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).
What Does It Say?
- The Lord promises Israel, “I will make an _____________ covenant with you.”
- The Lord gives one as a ______________ to the people, a leader and ____________ to the people.
- The wicked man should return to the Lord, for he will abundantly __________.
- God’s word is compared to the rain that comes down and the __________ from heaven.
- Instead of the thorn shall come up the _______ tree.
What Does It Mean?
- Carefully read verse one. What do you see in this verse that compares to our eternal salvation?
- Verse six states, “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.” What does this verse mean to the lost man? How can it apply to the saved?
- Verse eleven tells us that God’s word shall not return unto God void, but it shall accomplish that which He pleases. Certainly, this does not mean that God’s word is always obeyed. So, what exactly does it mean?
What Does It Mean to Me?
- Verse two asks why people spend money for that which is not bread and labor for that which does not satisfy. Give some examples of how people do this. Give at least one example of how you do or have done this. What is God’s solution to the problem?
- Verses eight and nine tell us that God’s thoughts and ways are not our thoughts and ways. Rather, His thoughts and ways are above us as the heaven is higher than the earth. Name some areas where man’s way of thinking about something is completely different than God’s way of thinking about it.
Suggested Memory Verses
A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.