Daily Devotion on Isaiah 49:1-6
Text: Isaiah 49:1-6
Over and above service is a wonderful thing. When a company bends over backwards for its customers it often makes for happy people. A company that strives to go the extra mile in service–that is a company that will earn faithful customers.
In Isaiah 49 we are introduced once more to our over and above God, the God who bends over backwards and walks the extra mile for us. Imagine a store giving a $10,000 shopping spree to a young man who was just caught in the act of stealing from said store. Our God’s loving service to us makes that inconceivable scenario seem average.
Our sins are not only against our family, friends and neighbors. Our sins are committed against a God who demands better from us. The God who created and sustains us has a rule book for how his creation should live. Time and again, day after day we break God’s rules. For our brash disobedience we deserve eternal punishment.
Our over and above God loved us too much to leave us in this situation. Our God bent over backwards when he sent his Son to this earth to save us. Our God walked the extra mile when he walked the sinful paths of this world and fulfilled God’s law for us.
It was “too small a thing” for God to save only a select few from the guilt of sin. Our over and above God wanted his saving love to be known “to the ends of the earth.” Praise your over and above God, his love for you will never fail!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you have loved us with an everlasting love. This love is something that we can’t begin to fathom. We certainly have done nothing to earn this love. Thank you for sending Jesus to bring salvation to the ends of the earth. Help us to live in the light of your love. Help us to daily strive to be more loving to you and to those around us. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.