Why Can't God Just Do Us All a Favor and Ask My Advice? (Isaiah 55:1-9)
No, God, throwing parties is nice—we like parties—you just have to be more selective about who you invite. If you need any help with the guest list, let us know. In fact, why not just do us all a favor and ask my advice? It’d make things so much easier.
But God’s not having it. God throws open the doors and says, 'Y’all come! And all means all.' The only requirement is that you’re hungry and thirsty. All that can exclude you is insisting that there’s some place you’d rather be.
There it is. God puts out a spread, and people stay away in droves because they want to control the menu, they want a line-item veto on the guest list. I mean, let's be honest, everybody knows you can’t just invite every knucklehead with a pulse and opposable thumbs! Lord have mercy, you start doing that and pretty soon you’re gonna have all kinds of undesirables knocking on the door wanting to be let in.