Poor in the World, Rich in God, in Isaiah 56
Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, “The Lord will surely separate me from his people”; and let not the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.”
For thus says the Lord: “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant, I will give in my house and within my walls a monument and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.
“And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant— 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 peoples.”
Even back in Isaiah, it was never God’s intent that your birth or your circumstances would affect your salvation. It is all about how you respond to God. Respond to Him and He’ll deliver. Don’t let any restriction in your life hold you back.
Notes from chapel last night
Here are my notes from chapel at the Evansville Rescue Mission.
The funny part is that I was expecting to speak, showed up about 2 minutes late, and one of the men was already preaching! It was great and here are some of my notes.