TOPIC: GOD WELCOMES FOREIGNERS
Bible Text: Isaiah 56:1-8
“Let no foreigner who is bound to the LORD say, ‘The LORD will surely exclude me from his people.’ And let no eunuch complain, ‘I am only a dry tree.’” Isaiah 56:3, NIV
Discrimination is common in many societies of the world.
Such discrimination may be due to tribal differences, denominational variance, difference in nationality, colour of skin, and many more indices. In some cases, half siblings discriminate against each other on the basis of difference in one of the parents.
In the human society, people who are biologically distant from us are often seen as strangers and are discriminated against on the basis of individual differences. Even as Christians, we sometimes allow our prejudices to becloud the more important component of human living – godliness.
It should be known that God is not like man. He shows no partiality. He is always ready to accept all who will accept Him. The problem common to all regardless of colour, race, social status, physical strength or weakness is the power to do what is right.
This power is available in the Holy Spirit which the LORD Jesus Christ gives to everyone who believes in Him.
Has sin made you a stranger to God or are you in a form of exile for some reasons? God is ready to welcome you if only you will return to Him.
Insight: All who live righteously are acceptable to God regardless of their past.
Prayer: LORD, help me to restore to You those who are estranged from You.
RBT Passage: Psalms 134-140