Isaiah 42:5-9; Called to a purpose

Solomon tells us that we are built with an intrinsic desire to know and serve something bigger than and beyond ourselves (‘eternity in our hearts” Ecclesiastes chapter 3).  In these verses in Isaiah, God speaks directly to us and calls us to purpose in life.  What is the calling?  He appoints us to be a covenant to the people (vs. 6), a light to the nations (vs. 6), an opener of blind spiritual eyes (vs. 7) and a freer or those imprisoned by darkness (vs. 7).  Put simply, we are to share truth with those who have not yet found it, whose “eternity in their heart” is still longing for discovery.  This truth sharing brings reconciliation (covenant), new spiritual life (light, opened blind eyes), freedom from bondage (freedom from imprisonment by darkness).  This is a life changing encounter.

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  1. Crazygirl says:

    The practical application of this would be to “Bear Fruit” Galatians 5:22-23 by showing those still longing to satisfy the longing in their heart the “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” And to do good works to not only other Christians but to non-believers as well, Ephesians 2:10, to gain their attention and earn the right to tell them the “Great News”.

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