Isaiah 25:6 “The Lord of Hosts will prepare a feast for all the peoples on this mountain—a feast of aged wine, choice meat, finely aged wine.” (HCSB)
In order to enjoy the God who wrote these verses we must consider who they are written to. In the verses before, we learn that these people were needy people. We learn that they are spiritually poor people, people who lack. These people are weary from what they do not have and weary from the various miseries that they do have. Is this not wonderful? This feast prepared by God has not been prepared for the super spiritual person; it has not been prepared for the spiritually strong or the spiritually satisfied. This wonderful feast has been prepared for the broken, the weary, the needy, the sorrowful. My dear brothers and sisters, the next time you find yourself lacking and needy and broken take comfort that God does not despise you, nor find you guilty in these things even though the world and even the church may. God has prepared a feast for you to enjoy and be filled. You may say, “I cannot sit and enjoy this feast, I am too ungrateful, too worldly.”Feasting is delightful to those who are down and so consider that it may be that the Lord has you in this time of difficulty that His gospel feast which is already yours may be sweeter and more glorious when you sit down to partake of it. This is a feast for all people! Do not say, “I come from a broken home, I live in a broken home.” This feast is for all people in all situations not people in good situations from good families but for all people!
Notice something else my dear friend. God has prepared this for you. Can you imagine the God who sits on a throne worshipped by angels day and night would serve a table for you to sit at? I think the reason we are often burdened and weary is that we are over concerned with our serving of God and have forgotten that God mostly satisfies us by Him serving us. God says to you, “I paid your expenses for this feast by Jesus taking your sins and wiping them away on the cross and by having Him live a life of perfection for you. Away with your excuses for why you are not worthy to sit here—Christ is worthy!”We think that feasting with God is about being better, doing more, sacrificing more rather than just sitting down and enjoying what God has prepared for us. We are so used to thinking that the highest way of living is making the best feast for others to enjoy rather than enjoying something prepared for us, something prepared for us by God. Remember, beloved of God, that He has prepared something for you to enjoy. Sit! Rest! Eat! And allow the God who made you to serve you with the best of things free of charge. You may have to pay and give something to enjoy a feast in the world but this feast is different! God paid all expenses for this feast not by money but by the life and blood of His own Son. You may say, “I cannot sit and enjoy this feast, I am too ungrateful, too worldly.” God says to you, “I paid your expenses for this feast by Jesus taking your sins and wiping them away on the cross and by having Him live a life of perfection for you. Away with your excuses for why you are not worthy to sit here—Christ is worthy!”
You may then wonder what is this feast? Is it really about wine and good meat? No, dear brother and sister, the Lord gives us earthly pictures which we can see and taste to bring us to the greater reality. This feast which you are invited to, which God has prepared and God has paid for is nothing less than a feast of enjoying the presence of Christ Himself. You have been invited to enjoy Christ in the way you enjoy the best things in life. He is a person to be consumed and devoured with your soul. Jesus has lived for you and died for you and been raised and now stands in heaven as God’s perfect man in your place so that you can feast with Him, devour Him, enjoy Him. He is the feast and His gospel work is the ticket to have free and continuous access to Him. Enjoy! Sit! Eat! God has given you His Holy Spirit through the work of Christ and has prepared you and made you fit to enjoy Christ now and forevermore.