God is just
My devotion for today is based on Isaiah 47:4. “Our Redeemer – the Lord of hosts is his name – is the Holy One of Israel.”
Yesterday’s devotion focused on the futility of idolatry. The Lord, speaking through Isaiah, tells us that idols cannot save us. They may offer some comfort at the thought of what they might promise, but they finally come to nothing.
This shows us something of God’s sense of justice. We need to understand that about God. Yes, God is love; he is merciful and slow to anger; and yes, he might even allow us to be punished through the circumstances of our lives if that is what it takes us to return to him. Like it or not, this is our God.
Jesus remains our Redeemer. He is holy, and there is none like him. No idols, sorceries, or enchantments can do what he does. He redeems lost and fallen people: ‘Our Redeemer – the Lord of hosts is his name – is the Holy One of Israel.’ Jesus is our Redeemer who continues to seek us out in our lost places and do for us what no idol or nation can do: redeem us and bring us safely home.
Please pray with me; Thank you, O my Father, for giving us your Son. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.