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Verse of the Day (October 8, 2020)

Verse of the Day (October 8, 2020) #BMSeminary – The Second Presentation of the Case Against Idols. Israel, though “blind” and “deaf” (v. 8), is called to bear witness (vv. 10,12) that Yahweh is the only God; he predicted the future and the prediction came to pass (“proclaimed to us the former things,” v. 9). God predicted the exile and the return from exile so that the people of Israel would “know and believe me and understand that I am he” (see note on 41:4). His ability to predict the future specifically is evidence that he is self-existent and does not personify nature. He is unique, the only God, with none “before” and none “after.” Given Yahweh’s uniqueness, “apart from [him] there is no savior” (v. 11). The gods cannot take anyone “out of [his] hand” (v. 13). He can deliver anyone he chooses, and no one “can reverse it” (v. 13). [Zondervan Study Bible]


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