God indeed is my salvation; I am confident and unafraid. For the LORD is my strength and my might, and he has been my salvation. Isaiah 12:2 NABRE
The opening of the prophecies of Isaiah have in the background a threat by the nation of Assyria to Judah and Jerusalem during the second half of the Eight Century. Jerusalem is referred to as a “besieged city” as it is overthrown by aliens. The people are linked to this threat and uneasiness as they have distanced themselves from God. They live without reference to Him, forgetful of all He has done. Isaiah’s call to change is not heeded making the future bleak. However, there is hope; a remnant of Israel does keep Faith, from them a new, reformed people emerge. In the quoted verse the prophet expresses this hope, praying for those dispersed. God will save them, be confident and unafraid, the LORD is strength and might (or song) and God is the only hope for salvation. It is an early story of God not giving up on the people, though they gave up on Him. God never ceases to be their salvation, hope, confidence, courage, strength and song. It is an Eight century and Twenty-First century message. In the USA we could be seeing the end of Christendom, people are walking away from faith and less join. God counts on us, today’s remnant, we have an obligation to spread Faith; how; by leading a profoundly Christian life.
A Christian knows the LORD IS salvation, confidence, courage, strength and song. A Christian lives that others will become Christian. If we are absorbed by culture, politics, or the crawl over others for success, we are the dispersed, not the remnant. Going to church and praying without being changed is not leading to Faith and possibly doing more harm than good.
Do you know what it means to live a profoundly Christian life? Does the way you live tell people you are a follower of Jesus?A Christian lives that others will become Christian. If we are absorbed by culture, politics, or the crawl over others for success, we are the dispersed, not the remnant. Click To Tweet Going to church and praying without being changed is not leading to Faith and possibly doing more harm than good. Click To Tweet
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