Meditate on Isaiah 56:1-8
“Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed (56:1, NIV).” Salvation from evil is the purpose of God’s reconciling of the world. We are created to do good works, but we cannot do them as God intends until we surrender our will to God (see Ephesians 2:8-10). God desires our surrender and is actively inviting us to be part of individual and social transformation.
The prophet announces clearly that the foreigners and eunuchs that bind themselves to God will also be saved. This scope for reconciliation was beyond Israel’s understanding. God’s reconciling includes all peoples.
The evaluation application is that indicators for divisiveness and inclusiveness in the community need to be considered when planning transformative evaluation.