Behold, Your God Will Come and Save You

Behold, Your God Will Come and Save You

Israel was anxious. They saw destruction all around them. Even their prophets seemed to have turned against them. For example, the start of Isaiah 34: “Draw near O nations to hear and give attention all peoples … For the Lord is enraged against all the nations, and furious against all their host”.

God brings warning after warning before bringing the full force of his judgement down on us. He knows, in His omniscience, when the hearts of men have been hardened to the point that there is no remedy. When their consciences have been seared, and none more will repent.

For those in Israel who were anxious upon hearing this, they were told that “Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” This was written to the Jews, so can we trust that this will happen for us?

It turns out that this already has! To save us is exactly what Christ came for.

Below is today’s sermon text from Isaiah 35:

Say to those who have an anxious heart,
    “Be strong; fear not!
Behold, your God
    will come with vengeance,
with the recompense of God.
    He will come and save you.”
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
    and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
then shall the lame man leap like a deer,
    and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.
For waters break forth in the wilderness,
    and streams in the desert;
7a the burning sand shall become a pool,
    and the thirsty ground springs of water;

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