What Does Isaiah 12:2 Mean?

"Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation."

Isaiah 12:2(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

BEHOLD! Look! Take note! Think about and contemplate this glorious truth: God, the Lord Who covers Himself with light and rides upon the wings of the wind is my Saviour. Behold, the everlasting God Who declared: I AM that I AM is the author and alpha, the beginning and source of my salvation and He is also the finisher, the omega, the end and the finality of my life. There is no created thing in heaven above or in the earth beneath that can claim the credentials of Jehovah our God, so how can I fear? What can man, or devil do to me when the Lord God has become my eternal security?

This is the glorious song of ecstatic praise and great rejoicing that Israel will sing in harmonic unison in that future day, when the saved remnant of God's chosen people will eat of the fruit of the land of Israel in peace and security. This is the psalm of thanksgiving and joy that will be sung in the streets of Jerusalem when their Messiah-King returns from heaven to sit on the throne of His father David - for Judah will be saved; Israel will dwell securely, and they will herald the Lord Jesus Christ as, 'The LORD our righteousness.

But this has already become a hymn of unparalleled rejoicing for generations of Christians. This has become part of that never-ending hymn of praise that is sung by all who have been saved by grace through faith in His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection. We who have been born again can already say with certainty: the Lord my God is Jesus Christ and He is the Lord my righteousness. We can in spirit and in truth cry out and say: I have trusted Him, and I am not afraid - for nothing can separate me from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus. We can already herald our heavenly Bridegroom as our God and Saviour. He is the Lord Jehovah and we can say with full assurance He is MY strength and MY song, and He became MY redeemer at Calvary.

The worth of the gift is intensified by the worthiness of the Giver, and the immeasurable value and inestimable blessing of salvation to the unworthy sinner is without comparison in both the visible world and the invisible universe.

Knowing that my salvation is secure in His worthy hands, every facet that touches my life is equally under the protection of His mighty power, for He has become the foundational bedrock upon which my confidence rests and He is the ever-flowing fountain of living strength, that infills my heart and overspills into songs of worship and praise to His wonderful name.

My Prayer

Thank You Lord for my salvation - praise the Lord O my soul for You are a great and mighty God. As I go into the world today as Your representative, give me increased boldness to name the name of my Jesus, and may my life reflect Your grace and goodness, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

Picture courtesy of Larisa Koshkina

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