Lord, Redeemer, Holy One, Creator, King

Isaiah 43:14-15. “Thus saith the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: for your sake I have sent to Babylon, and  have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the cities. I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.”

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Here, God reminds Israel of all that He is, and all that He has done to preserve His people.

The mention of Babylon and Chaldea in verse 14 is as yet unfulfilled. These nations will come under judgment for their treatment of Israel and the captivity Israel suffered under their  control.

God calls Himself their Redeemer; the Holy One of Israel, the Lord, the Creator of Israel, their King. These are all significant titles. As Redeemer, He paid the price to ransom Israel from captivity. He also gave His Son’s life to ransom all of us from hell and death.

Our Sunday school teacher emphasized the holiness of God yesterday.  We surely fail to recognize and honor  the holiness of God when so much of Christianity has taken on the appearance and behaviors of the world. Because of His holiness, God was unable to look at His Son when Jesus became sin in our place. As I work through this incredible book, I am convicted over and over about how little I personally consider the importance of the holiness of God.

Not only is God the Creator of Israel, and of all humankind.  He is also, though uncrowned and presently unacknowledged, the King of Israel. Beyond that He is the King of King, and Lord of Lords.

We need to stop and think about Who it is we are dealing with.

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