Israel's Restoration


Isaiah 45:18-22


God is speaking to Israel through Isaiah, but His message is applicable to all:


Isaiah 45:18-22

For thus says the Lord,
Who created the heavens,
Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it,
Who has established it,
Who did not create it in vain,
Who formed it to be inhabited:
“I am the Lord, and there is no other.

I have not spoken in secret,
In a dark place of the earth;
I did not say to the seed of Jacob,
‘Seek Me in vain’;
I, the Lord, speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.

Assemble yourselves and come;
Draw near together,

Ethiopian immigrant community, Israel. By Roman Shevchuck (Pikiwiki Israel) [CC BY 2.5 ], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios

You who have escaped from the nations.

They (the nations) have no knowledge,
Who carry the wood of their carved image,
And pray to a god that cannot save.
Tell and bring forth your case;
Yes, let them take counsel together.

Who has declared this from ancient time?
Who has told it from that time?
Have not I, the Lord?
And there is no other God besides Me,
A just God and a Savior;
There is none besides Me.

Look to Me, and be saved,
All you ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.”


The one and only God of creation is not hiding from us.  Not only does He invite man to enjoy a personal relationship with Him, He has provided all that is necessary to make that possible.  As we prepare for worship today, let our gratitude to God be uppermost in all we do!