Isaiah 43 Devotional Commentary

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Isaiah 43:1

Despite Israel's unbelief and apostasy God has never forsaken His people, but this promise to the Jewish nation is equally relevant to Church age believers, for we too have been created by the Lord. We are a new creation in Christ, children of God, members of Christ's Body, and ambassadors of heaven. These words of comfort, spoken by God to the nation of Israel, can equally be applied to Christians today: "Do not fear, for read more...

Isaiah 43:2

The Lord has promised never to leave us nor forsake us, no matter what life may throw at us. We are redeemed by the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. We have been bought with a price, we belong to the Father, and His favour is upon all His children. He has promised to cover us with His gentle calm and protect us by His perfect peace, when our hearts rest in Him.


Isaiah 43:10

Isaiah moved from warnings of imminent punishment for the unrepentant masses of apostates and blessings for a believing remnant in chapters 1-39, to future prophecies of comfort and hope, with deliverance and national restoration for those who believe in chapters 40-66. The second part of Isaiah looks into the distant future with promises of a coming Saviour, while the earlier chapters deal mainly with the Assyrian and Babylonian exiles.


Isaiah 43:21

What a wonderful example of God’s loving-kindness and gracious patience towards His people is discovered in the pages of Isaiah, and what graphic details are painted of Jesus, the suffering Servant, Who was despised and rejected of men. What a poignant portrait of the sinless Lamb of God Who was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities so that He could die an ignominious death as the sacrifice for our sin.


Isaiah 43:25

Too often throughout their history, the people of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord and in His justice, God was required to carry out the serious consequences of their sin. But despite His legitimate case against His chosen people, in His righteous wrath God, as always, remembers mercy, and so we read: "I, even I, am the One who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will remember your sins no more."