Tuesday, February 18,2020
Isaiah 63:8 He said, “They are my very own people. Surely they will not be false again.” And he became their Savior.
“And He became their Savior.”
Excuse me while I look for my socks, because they have just been blown off. It’s a little hard to walk around because my world has been rocked. I’m floppin’ around like a scared bird whose cage has been rattled.
I am overwhelmed with that statement. “And He became their Savior.”
Think about it. The people of God had rebelled. They had committed spiritual adultery by embracing idolatry. They had become completely self-centered and self-serving. They manipulated the laws of God to serve their own purposes. To remove guilt and shame they indulged in every form of pain relief known to man. They were drunkards, drug addicts, sex addicts, rapists, and murderers. They offered their children as human sacrifices to false gods. They were corrupt to the core.
Yet God said, “They are my very own people. Surely they will not be false again.” And he became their Savior.
Let me tell you about two people who were saved by Jesus Christ. The first is an ex-con, recently released from jail. She was totally opposed to anything spiritual. She hooked up with the second after he got out of jail. They now have beautiful twin daughters. They were not married when I met them. After investing time and love into them, a young married couple from our church invited them to come see the movie Courageous. The next day they were in church. At the conclusion of the service, I couldn’t give an invitation to salvation fast enough, and both responded in faith to the offer of God’s grace. He became their Savior.
Two weeks later the husband of the couple who brought them to the Lord for salvation had the honor of baptizing them. Our congregation shouted and praised the Lord. We rejoiced, because once again we saw the power of Jesus Christ to save. No matter how bad the past, there is a Living Hope for the future.
Maybe it’s time for you to finally see the love that God has for you. Maybe it’s time to realize that the affirmation for which you have been searching is found in the words of the Lord – “Surely they will not be false again.” Maybe now is the time to trust the One who gave His life in exchange for you when He died on the cross as the ultimate expression of God’s love. That’s how much He loves you.
There is hope for you, no matter where you are or what you have done. God is not counting the number of failures; He’s planting the seed of faith in your heart right now so He can guarantee your future.
Isn’t it time to trust Him to be your Savior?