Isaiah 55:2 God’s Invitation

Isaiah 55:2 (KJV)
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

I take this passage to be akin to the disparity between works and grace. Most of the Christian world indeed, most religion, is an attempt to buy favor with God. Some may not use actual money, most may not call the higher power God, but it is nonetheless their effort. 

Whether in their minds it be:

  • Kismit
  • Karma or a form of
  • Deity

Either consciously or subconsciously they wish to earn the pleasure of that power and thus gain good fortune and happiness in the hereafter.

God simply asks them, “Why do you buy what isn’t the real thing?” He invites them, He invites you and me, to hear Him. He has for us that which is good, delightful, and fulfilling. We merely must accept it. 

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Isaiah 55:2 God’s Invitation

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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