“True Religion will not let us fall asleep in the comfort of our freedom. Love thy neighbor is not a piece of advice but a command. And that means that in the global village we are going to have to start loving a whole lot more people. That is what that means. Because where you live should not decide whether you live or die. God has a special place for the poor. The poor is where God lives. God is in the slums, the cardboard boxes where the poor play house, God is where the opportunity is lost and where lives are shattered, God is with a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will take both their lives, God is in rubble in the cries we hear during war time. God my friend, is with the poor, and God is with us if we are with them, this is not a burden its an adventure.” Bono
Isaiah 58 Study Questions
- The people gather together to worship, but the prophet rebukes them in vs. 1-2. What question do the bewildered people of Israel ask in vs. 3a?
- What is the answer they receive in vs. 3b-5?
- What does God require vs. 6-7? Where is there injustice, oppression and hunger? How should we live?
- What benefit would we receive with true worship v.s 8-9? What would that look like in your life?