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Verse of the Day (October 8, 2019)

Verse of the Day (October 8, 2019) – Yahweh alone, among all the “gods,” is the only real deliverer, the one who knows the future, and the sovereign. He is unique. None of the idols was Yahweh. The Israelites could bear witness to that, but they were blind and deaf. Therefore the Lord had to testify in His own behalf. “In the first part of his book, Isaiah had demonstrated that God alone can be trusted, that all other resources, especially the nations, would fail. Now he is showing that when we have refused to trust and have reaped the logical results of our false dependencies, God alone can save.” [Note: Oswalt, The Book . . . 40-66, p. 148.] Yahweh was the only God from the very beginning. Since He is the only deliverer, no other god can deliver people from His hand or overrule His decisions. It was foolish, then, for the Israelites, as it is for all God’s people, to look to anyone or anything else for salvation. Someone said, “In our world it’s cool to search for God, but uncool to find him.” [Note: Quoted by Ortlund, p. 283.] In the future, God would use Israel to demonstrate to the world in a fresh way that He was the only Savior, as He had done in the past. He would make His people the evidence of His deity by delivering them from captivity in Babylon (Isa 43:14-21) and from their sins (Isa 44:1-5). His salvation would be in spite of their lack of righteousness (Isa 43:22-28). (Expository Notes of Dr. Constable) #BMSeminary

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