for all peoples

July 2015 (10)Isaiah 56:6-8

6 And the sons from the foreign country who join themselves to Yahveh to serve him and to love the name of Yahveh, to become his servants, every one who keeps Sabbath (from profaning it), and those who keep hold of my covenant, 7 I will bring them to the mountain of my holiness. I will make them joyous in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be permitted on my altar, because my house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples,” 8 — a declaration of the Lord Yahveh, who is gathering the scattered ones of Israel. I will keep gathering for him, to his gathered ones.

for all peoples

Isaiah continues to encourage Israel to bring people from all nations into the kingdom of the coming Messiah, God’s Yeshua (verse 1). Yahveh is gathering sons from foreign countries for him, putting them together with his other gathered ones. Ethnicity means nothing. Race means nothing. Social status means nothing. Gender means nothing. Our identity as the gathered into Christ’s body is all that matters.

LORD, may we see each other as you see us … equal recipients of your gathering grace.


About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a Christian missionary.
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