The suggestion is to leave whatever we are doing and “come.” This Hebrew word translated “come” is also translated walk, leave, and go. It implies we are to leave something behind.
Come and sing to the Lord involves our whole being. It engages our mind, our body, our heart, and our spirit with a focus on the Lord. In view of our great salvation we are urged to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice, that’s all. (Romans 12:1)
In the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24), the Lord prepares everything and invites people to come. But one possessed a field and had to tend to it; another just bought oxen for his work and had to care for them, and another just got married and had to look after his family…without the distraction of the Lord. These could not come and sing because possessions, work, or family consumed all their margin.
At this the Lord became angry and had his servants go into the highways and byways to compel others to come. His ask is for us to leave anything that diverts us from coming to God. His last ask was to be involved in the task to disciple the nations to compel others to come to Him.
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