God’s Outstretched Hand #409

I was sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am,’ To a nation that was not called by My name. 2  I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in a way that is not good, According to their own thoughts; 3  A people who provoke Me to anger continually to My face;… (Isaiah 65:1-2)

The fulfillment of this prophecy is explained to us in Romans 10:20-21. The Gentiles seek and find God while Israel rebelliously sins, openly defying their God to His face. Yet, by the gospel, God still stretches out His hands to save “whoever calls on the name of the Lord” (Rom. 10:13). How long will you live in defiant disobedience of God and His great love for you? (There is no greater love than God’s sacrifice of His Son Jesus on the cross for your sins.) Remove the rebellious heart and life. Replace it with faith and faith’s confession (Rom. 10:9-10). Walk in the good way of God and be blessed with His salvation.

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