7 Dec - Isaiah 45


What a passage!

If you ever need reminding of God's power, then this is the bit of the Bible to read.  Full of glory and majesty.  Reminding us of who God is.  There are a few things that I want to pull out.

  1.  I am the Lord, and there is no other. v6.  God is the only God.  He is the only creator and sustainer of all things.  He is the only one worth worshipping.  He is the only one who is powerful and true.  And this is especially true at Christmas.  Its not that Jesus came as another God in addition to God in heaven.  Jesus is one of the three persons that make us the only God.  Difficult to understand, but key.  Read this for more.
  2. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. v3.  
    As powerful as God is, he still calls us by name.  In the middle of this passage on God's power and glory, there is this little moment of intimacy.  It talks about the secret place, and how God calls us individually by name.  God is not only King, but he is friend too.
  3. I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right. v19
    God gets to decide what is right and true.  God has set out what is good and what is not.  It is Him who defines good.  Not the other way round.  We need to be looking to God to find out what is good and true.

o today, as God to reveal some of his truth to you.

Michael Ridley