Mar 29, 2019
Judah’s very existence as a nation was due to the will of God. If God had not called Abram out of Ur and led him to Canaan, there never would have been a people known as Israel. And the kingdom ruled by Solomon would never have split in two, resulting in the creation of the southern kingdom of Judah. So, as Isaiah continues to deliver his message of repentance to the rebellious citizens of Judah, he attempts to remind them of their total reliance upon God. He was their maker. Without Him, they would not exist. And in Isaiah 46:1-13, God will personally confront the people of Judah, reminding them of His unequalled status as the God of the universe. There are no other gods besides Him. He has no equal. In fact, God has already addressed the unparalleled nature of His existence. Back in chapter 40, Isaiah records God’s rhetorical question: “To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?” And here in chapter 46, God reiterates His incomparable nature, reminding the people of Judah that He has made them, and that it is He who will bear, carry, and save them.