Hi, guys, I just wanted to share some thoughts I had while reading Isaiah chapter 44 the other day.
There were three things right off the bat in verse 2:
“The Eternal who made you, who formed you in the womb and promised to help you has this to say: ‘Don’t be afraid, My servant Jacob, My dear Jeshurun – My chosen.'” (VOICE)
- God formed us, He created us, He designed us. We are not random, we are not unplanned.
- God promises to help us. We do not have to go through this life by ourselves with our own strength, God is with us.
- God tells us not to be afraid. It’s like numbers one and two lead into three: God created us and promises to help us; therefore, do not be afraid. We were created by a loving God, a God who has a plan for us and who plans on helping us live out that plan, there’s nothing to be afraid of.
Something else I noticed throughout Isaiah, when Isaiah is announcing what God has to say, he doesn’t just say “Hey, guys, God says.” God is introduced as “The Eternal, Commander of the heavenly armies, King of Israel, who paid their ransom (verse 6),” or “The Eternal, your rescuing hero who formed you before birth (verse 24).” These things are important because we are given attributes about God that, along with the words He speaks and the way He works in the lives of His people, help us to understand His character.
The Bible is not meant to be read like some book, it’s living Truth that gives us life and gives us deeper insight about the God who saves. Until next time, lovelies.
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