Translations: Chinese GB Big5

Men in exchange for you

Isaiah 43:4-5
 Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.


Comment

God has designed marriage relationships such that generally speaking expressions of love ultimately result in children. God's love for us results in us receiving some kind of legacy. We see concerning King David to reward his faithfulness "The LORD declares to you that the LORD himself will establish a house for you:  When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom." 2Sam 7:11,12 And though Jesus himself hadn't married yet he had multitudes of spiritual offspring. Of him Isaiah writes, "Yet it was the LORDís will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand."Is 53:10

While it is true that "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."Rom 5:8, yet how does He demonstrate His love for us now that we are save? One way He does it by having us spiritually father future generations of Christians.


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