Jill Morgan, the daughter-in-law of G. Campbell Morgan, wrote in her book, A MAN OF THE WORD, “In 1888 my father-in-law was rejected for the ministry. He wired to his father the one word, “Rejected,” and sat down to write in his diary: “Very dark everything se … More
This passage applies primarily to Jews, but it applies also to all lost souls around the world. Dr. E. Meyers Harrison, a veteran missionary and professor of missions, says there are four reasons why the Church must send out missionaries:
In Isaiah’s day the Jews did not believe God’s Word, and they still do not believe it today. This rejection results in the following:
Paul shows in this passage how unreasonable (vv 16-20) and how unrelenting (v. 21) Jewish disbelief in the Lord really is. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing with the Word of God.” The tragedy is that people refuse to hear. They may consent to listen, but they refuse to hear. There is power in the Word to those who will hear, but the Jews refused to hear. In spite of God’s repeated invitations and warnings, Israel persisted in rebellion and disobedience, refusing to be persuaded.
What kind of a missionary am I? If people that I know are going to be saved they must call upon the Lord. They will not know to call upon the Lord unless I share my faith with them.
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!" But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?" So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have, for "Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world." But I ask, did Israel not understand? First Moses says, "I will make you jealous of those who are not a nation; with a foolish nation I will make you angry." Then 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." But of Israel he says, "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people."
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