For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. Since you were precious in My sight, you have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore, I will give men for you, And people for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east and gather you from the west; I will say to the north, Give them back! Bring My sons from afar, And My daughters from the ends of the earth-Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him. Isaiah 43:3-7 NKJV
God is speaking to the Jewish Nation. God created Israel. He chose Israel to live in a special loving relationship with Him. The Lord reminds them of His great love for them.
God told Israel, “You shall be My people and I will be your God.” They received the deliverance blessing and protection of God but withheld their love and adoration from Him. God chose Israel to His special possession. They did not surrender to Him!
God said, “I will work and who will oppose it.” The Lord told His people, “Behold I will do a new thing.”
God promised to forgive Israel’s sins. He promised to forget their sins. God promised to deliver them from bondage. To deliver them from their enemies. God promised to gather them together in one place so they could live in safety.
God is making the same promises to us today. God wants us to live in loving relationship with Him today.
Jesus never rejected anyone. He does point out things in our hearts and lives that separate us from Him. Jesus spoke plainly to people whose hardness of heart prevented them from receiving His love. Jesus rebuked people who look down on others.
Will you choose to live among God’s people today?
Maybe you are living in bondage to sin. Jesus wants to do a new thing in your life. Jesus will forgive your sin. The Lord will never remember it again. Jesus will gather you together with His people. You can dwell in safety again.
Call out to the Lord today. Jesus wants to show you how much He loves you!
If you have never received Jesus Christ as Lord today is the day of your Salvation. Ask Jesus to come into your life. Ask Him to make all things new. Ask Jesus to turn His back on your sins and remember them no more.
If you have questions talk to your Christian friends or family members. But do not wait.
Turn to Jesus with all your heart. Trust Jesus to love you and honor you. Trust Jesus to bring your sons and daughters back into His blessing and protection. Trust Jesus to give you a new life that will be all God promised to people who love and honor Him!
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