May 23 - Isaiah 56.1-8

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All Nations Will Be Part of God's People

Isaiah 56 The LORD said: Be honest and fair!
Soon I will come to save you;
my saving power will be seen everywhere on earth.

2I will bless everyone who respects the Sabbath
and refuses to do wrong.

3Foreigners who worship me must not say,
"The LORD won't let us be part of his people."
Men who are unable to become fathers must no longer say,
"We are dried-up trees."

4To them, I, the LORD, say:
Respect the Sabbath, obey me completely,
and keep our agreement.
5Then I will set up monuments in my temple
with your names written on them.
This will be much better than having children,
because these monuments will stand there forever.

6Foreigners will follow me. They will love me
and worship in my name;
they will respect the Sabbath and keep our agreement.
7I will bring them to my holy mountain,
where they will celebrate in my house of worship.
Their sacrifices and offerings will always be welcome
on my altar.
Then my house will be known as a house of worship
for all nations.
8I, the LORD, promise to bring together my people
who were taken away, and let them join the others.

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