Translations: Chinese GB Big5

I Will Carry You

Isaiah 46:3-4
"Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, And all the remnant of the house of Israel, Who have been upheld by Me from birth, Who have been carried from the womb:  Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.


Comment

Though the situation with "remnant" of Israel is slightly different than that of the Christian, those who have been born of God have eternal security. While Israel might be likened to Christendom, the remanant of Israel may be likened to those born of God - which is a subset of Christendom. God will carry and deliver them all the way from birth till death. God treating Israel special is likened to this fact. As in a family the parents reckon their own children special and different than how they reckon other people's children. Such an attitude is a reflection of God's own special attitude towards his own children.

Here God emphasizes His activity versus that of the idols which he speaks of following these verses. "I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you." But idols need to be made. They need to be borne; carried and delivered. But idols are attractive to those who don't want to hear from God - who want a god they can control. God, on the other hand, cannot be controlled. As he says in verse 10 "My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure" Just as He chose Cyrus, which may be objectionable to some, so also He chose that though faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ people would be saved - which has also be objectionable by many "religious" people.


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