A light to the Gentiles

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 48:12-50:11, Ephesians 4:17-32, Psalm 69:1-18, Proverbs 24:5-6

This quote from Isaiah 49:6 is one of the clearest statement of inclusion found in the Hebrew Bible. Isaiah is speaking for God here and brings the promise of God’s salvation to everyone – to the ends of the earth.

He says, “You will do more than restore the people of Israel to me.
    I will make you a light to the Gentiles,
    and you will bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.”

 

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