“Isaiah is so bold as to say, ‘I have been found by those who did not seek me; I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me.’” (20)
Paul is very concerned about the fate of this “disobedient and contrary people.” Israel has been God’s vehicle of Good News for centuries and they had a long history of fumbling the ball. (Picture Mark Sanchez circa Thanksgiving 2015)
The glory of the LORD should be obvious (18) but somehow stewarding it grew complicated. He said, “if you’re not going to share Me with the world, I will bless them Myself”.
Now we are also vehicles of His Good News. Do we over complicate the gospel? Do we make excuses to not bring up His glory? Do we hoard His love and blessings as if there’s not enough to go around?
We can at once praise the Lord we, Gentiles, have been granted access to His love and also accept this challenge to not become disobedient and contrary.
It’s simple. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (13) Let’s have some beautiful feet. What are some ways we can share the blessings of God with someone today?