God’s Salvation Plan
Isaiah 53-56; 2 Peter 2
“Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer…After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied…For your Maker is your husband – the Lord Almighty is his name…he is called the God of all the earth…my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed…Listen, Listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare…my house will be called a house of prayers for all nations.”
Isaiah 53:10, 11; 54:5, 10; 55:2; 56:7
God’s plan of salvation for all nations was prophesied by Isaiah hundreds of years before Jesus proclaimed and fulfilled this prophecy. God’s salvation plan was focused on a suffering servant, his Son, who would take upon himself the sins of the world and pay the ultimate price to redeem humanity.
God wants relationship with those who respond to his offer of salvation. Relationship, like a husband to his bride, is a covenant of peace based on unfailing love. Our invitation to this covenant of salvation requires that we listen to God so that our souls will live. We were created to experience satisfaction and fulfillment in life and this begins on the inside with a restored relationship with our Creator. The invitation for salvation and relationship with God is now available to all nations, not just to Israel, God’s first covenant people. God’s house, that is our lives, is to be a house of prayer for all nations. Isaiah 53-56 declares God’s salvation promises (costly), purposes (eternal), peace (personal), and prayer for all nations.
“Lord Jesus, thank you for your salvation plan. Thank you that it is costly, eternal, personal, and that it is open to all. Thank you for salvation and peace with you.”