“Saved from Ourselves”

Isaiah 12:2 

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

“The book of Isaiah provides us with the most comprehensive prophetic picture of Jesus Christ in the entire Old Testament. It includes the full scope of His life: the announcement of His coming (Isaiah 40:3–5), His virgin birth (7:14), His proclamation of the good news (61:1), His sacrificial death (52:13–53:12), and His return to claim His own (60:2–3). Because of these and numerous other Christological texts in Isaiah, the book stands as a testament of hope in the Lord, the One who saves His people from themselves.”

What a statement! “The One who saves His people from themselves.” God told Isaiah to prophesy to the kingdom of Judah that judgment was coming because of their own terrible lifestyle. Yet, the prophecy does not focus totally on judgment. The major focus is hope and redemption.

Even though the world faces God’s judgment, God’s message to the world is covered in the hope of Christ to save us from judgment. God is my salvation. I don’t have to trust in broken systems and broken promises. I don’t have to find my own way out. God is my salvation.

Use the HEAR method as you spend time in God’s word today:   

Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you? 
Explain – what does the passage mean? 
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today? 
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?
Pastor Stephen Williams

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