Mar 22, 2019
Sadly, in our modern-day context, saviors are like opinions – we all have one. And in some cases, we have saviors for virtually every circumstance and day of the week. But in Isaiah 43:1-17, God is going to remind His chosen people that they were to have no other saviors but Him. He was the one who had called them and set them apart as His own. He had showered them with His grace and mercy, redeeming them from slavery in Egypt and providing them with a land they could call their own – a land flowing with milk and honey. In other words, overflowing with natural resources and filled with the presence of God. But over the years, the people of Judah had decided to seek out their own saviors – in the form of false gods, military alliances with pagan nations, and an assortment of not-so-godly kings and leaders. But when all was said and done, God wanted them to understand that He was their only Savior. And He had promised to one day send His Son as the Servant/Savior who would rescue and redeem them once again. This time, not out of physical slavery in Egypt, but out of spiritual slavery to sin and death.