God’s Claims are True

Isaiah 46: 8-11.

Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like Me,

10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure:

11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

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Again, God sternly speaks to His people, telling them to remember all that He has done; all that He foretold that has come to pass; and to pay attention to what He foretells for the future.  He is God.  There is no other God.  There is no god that compares to Him, or that can perform what He has performed, or will perform.

In verse 8, God challenges the people to be MEN, to acknowledge their sin in worshiping idols, and to remember that He is the One Who can tell the end from the beginning; the One Who told them what their future will be if only they will trust in Him. He has told things that have happened; He has foretold things that are yet to come.  He does it all in His own time, and at His own will. Our job is to obey, to trust, and to believe in Him.

In verse 11, Cyrus is the ravenous bird from the east (Persia) who has been raised up and called by God to perform His purpose, the restoration of Israel.

 

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