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.
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