Isaiah – Chapter 56

6 And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD
to serve him,
to love the name of the LORD,
and to worship him,
all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it
and who hold fast to my covenant-

7 these I will bring to my holy mountain
and give them joy in my house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and sacrifices
will be accepted on my altar;
for my house will be called
a house of prayer for all nations.”

The takeaway from this passage is that the Lord is willing to take on foreigners and accept them into his house. The nation of Israel was called to be a missionary nation that were to attract others to God’s house. God extended his covenant to the gentiles through his son Jesus Christ. This is encouraging because although God may have favored Israel initially, the rest of the world is accepted among the saved as well.

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