The one place where all men are equal (Isaiah 54-58)

these I will bring to my holy mountain,
    and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
    will be accepted on my altar;
for my house shall be called a house of prayer
    for all people’s.” Isaiah 56:7

Years ago I was intrigued by a book entitled, “Animal Farm.”  The author George Orwell presented an allegory about the equality of humanity.  In this allegory Orwell used life on the farm to show how there is really inequality in life.  The fact was, in his book, “everyone was equal, but the pigs, who were more equal than anyone else.”

Is it true that there is inequality among men?  We know this is true in life.  But there is one place where all men are equal.  Where is this place and how do we have access to this place?

The answer comes in the middle of our readings for today.  Isaiah continues, under the Holy Spirit’s guidance to write prophetically about a time in Israel’s future.  The chapters are so rich that we could study them for months and still never even come close to exhausting the depths of their meaning.

Here in chapter 56 we see the one place where all men are equal.  All men are equal before God. Follow this path:

  • All men are sinners and under the wrath of God, Romans 3:23.

 

  • All men are offered the opportunity of forgiveness and a relationship with God, Isaiah 55:1-13

In this chapter God offers to all men forgiveness of sins.  The Gospel Transformation Study Bible offers these amazing notes:

“Gods amazing grace is only for those who resist the impulse to try to earn their way to heaven.  His love and grace come to us not because we have been so good but because He has been so gracious.  In light of the mercy secured for God’s people, the call goes out for men to repent.  God’s invitation echos through creation, calling us to seek, hear, and come to the Lord (55:2-11).  This call goes to all men”  Cited from Pg. 935 “footnotes.”

It does not matter who we are, but it matters what we do in response to what He says about himself and about us.  If we are willing to repent of our sins and to make Jesus Lord of our lives, we will be saved.  We will enter into a relationship with Him, I John 1:9.

This is why, there is equality at the foot of the cross.  Today, come to Jesus who will in no wise cast you out.  Bring others before Jesus, who will in no wise cast them out.  We serve an amazing God of grace who offers grace to all men!!!

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