Friday, April 08, 2022


Isaiah  51 Verse 13 - 14 is a challenge from the Lord God to those who are His people.

God's people were being fearful of  those who were working to destroy them. They were terrified in the face of those who captured them and held them in custody and they cowered before those who threatened them with life sentences in prison and denied them food to eat.  The passage reads this way;

...  you forget the Lord your Maker, who stretches out the heaven, and who lays the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction?

For where is the wrath of the oppressor? The cowering prisoners will soon be set free; they will not die in their dungeon, nor will they lack bread.

The Lord wants His people to remember that their oppressors are like mere grass especially when compared to the unfathomable power of  their creator who alone stretches out the heavens and lays the foundations of the earth.

The Lord, speaking to His people through His prophet, reminds them who their God is and that there is no power in heaven or on earth that is able to separate His people from Him. 

As Jesus said in John 10 verse 29,  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 

Bless our Lord whose might supersedes any force arrayed against those who trust in Him.


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