Scripture to Read: Isaiah 43:6-7
Even though Isaiah 43:6-7 is God speaking through Isaiah to the nation of Israel, God is also speaking to us today. God made a promise to Israel to gather them back to their home country and to redeem them as a nation. God continually pursued Israel as a nation all throughout the Old Testament. Even though the people of Israel continually turned away from God and worshipped false gods, God never stopped pursuing the people of Israel. God is the same today, for He continually pursues all of us, as His children, because of His everlasting love for us. He also desires us to pursue Him and His Word in the same way He pursues us. God also is continually pursuing even those who do not know Him yet. We know this because Jesus told us His Holy Spirit would come, not only to indwell all believers (Acts 1:8) but also to pursue the lost (John 16:8-11). We can rest in and trust in God and His Holy Word. We ought to walk in great peace and comfort, knowing God loves and pursues us with an everlasting love and pursuit. We should also walk in great joy, knowing that God will one day call us home to live eternally with Him in total and complete perfection. God’s redemption of every believer (Colossians 1:13-14) through our Lord Jesus Christ ought to be MORE than enough to assure us of His love, grace, forgiveness, mercy, peace, and so much more.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about His pursuit of you and even His pursuit of lost people?
2. Who will you share this incredible news with this week?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!