A Call to God

Isaiah 51:9-10

Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art Thou not It that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

10 Art Thou not It which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?

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 Here, the people were calling upon the Lord to awake and put on strength as in  ancient days when He supernaturally intervened  at the time Israel was in danger of extermination. They were so desperate that they made their request in the form of a command to God, as He had told them to do (45:11). Then, they asked questions concerning His identity with the  miracles of the past in leading Israel out of Egypt, and concluded that since He was Deliverer in those days He would rescue them again, bring them back to Zion, and restore them as an eternal nation under their Messiah.

 The arm of the Lord  is figurative of His power, as in many  scriptures.  You may find it a blessing to do a word search on that phrase.

Rahab is the poetic name of Egypt (Ps.87:4; 89:10).

The dragon  in v. 9  is a crocodile,  which infested the waters of the Nile in Egypt.

3 thoughts on “A Call to God

  1. I have a “Karyl’s marking system” for my Bible that probably only I understand. I put a “T” beside verses that deal with the tongue, for instance, and a P by Promises, and CP is the promise is conditional, etc. I put a RS by verses that refer to the Red Sea experience. I’d missed this one in todays verses you cover. It mentions the Red Sea indirectly and although I may have not caught it, I thank you for pointing it out. Oh, I have lots of letters, A for angels — I specifically looked all that year for every verse that mentioned angels and two years ago I marked all verses that refer to creation with a CN. I did finally put a marking chart in the front flyleaf so eventually if one of my kids or grandkids fall heir to this paraticular Bible they can figure it out.

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