Isaiah 55:3-4 (NLT)
"Come to me
with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an
everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I
promised to David. See how I used him to display my power among the
peoples. I made him a leader among the nations.
the King James Version, verse 3 of our text above says “incline your
ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make
an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.” To
incline something is to slant, tilt or bend that thing towards a certain
direction. One reason that so many believers miss out on the great
grace, power, glory and blessings that God has in store for them is that
they are more inclined to hearing the voices of men than hearing the
voice of God. God is always speaking. He has sent His Word to us and His
Spirit always wants to bring His Word to our remembrance but many times
we are not just willing to wait upon God and listen for His voice.
Sometimes we are not just ready to study, meditate and find out what His
Word says about us.
The Word of God brings life to your soul and it will affect every other
area of your life. God wants to bring you into a fresh experience of His
everlasting covenant. At the time this scripture was written, David was
the best example that God could use to give us a picture of what He
would do in our lives as we listen to His voice. God did amazing things
in and through David's life and in 2Samuel 7:8-16 God promised His mercy
and blessings to David and his descendants forever. It is not just the
blessings of the covenant that God made with David that He wants to make
you experience but something far greater. The blessings of the covenant
that He made with Christ on your behalf is what He wants to make you
experience. Your part in this covenant is to listen to God's Word and to
believe Him. God will bring His Word to pass in your life.
PRAYER FOCUS: My ears are open to you O Lord. I am willing
to listen and believe your Word to me. Manifest the glory of Christ in