“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.” (Isa 55:1)

Isaiah 55 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. It certainly is one of three of the greatest biblical invitations (with Matthew 11 and the end of Revelation 22) – illustrating the free offer of the gospel. This gracious word will hopefully serve well for the communion seasons that are ahead in 2014. Here are five expectations we can reasonably anticipate from this wonderful portion:

  1. Should make us more joyful and glad (12-13)
  2. Better appreciate the divinity of God’s Word and Ways (8-11)
  3. True nature of grace better grasped (5-7)
  4. The gospel has a kingly and personal quality to it (3-4)
  5. Should know that we have or have not tasted these good things (1-2)