Read Isaiah 45:18-25

“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (v. 22).
What does God want me to do? We ask God to reveal His will for our lives in so many areas. What school should I attend? What career should I pursue? Who should I marry? Where should I live? What church should I attend? In these areas, God's will is certain to vary from person to person. There is one area, however, where God's will is the same for all of us. Verse 22 tells us that we are all to look to Him for salvation. Second Peter 3:9 tells us that He is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” God wants all to be saved. The “whosoever” in John 3:16 applies to us all. Have you received God's gift of salvation? If not, confess and repent of your sins, and believe in Him for salvation. Do your unsaved friends understand what it means to be saved? Do they know that it is God's plan for their lives? (Daniel Merkley)

I am happy today, and the sun shines bright,
The clouds have been rolled away;
For the Savior said, whosoever will
May come with Him to stay.
“Whosoever” surely meaneth me,
Surely meaneth me, oh, surely meaneth me;
“Whosoever” surely meaneth me,
“Whosoever” meaneth me.
— James E. McConnell (Public Domain)

p style="text-align:center;">“Now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:2).
This devotional is the Wednesday, January 25, 2017 entry of Opening the Word.