My Lord and my God

God, the Lord, created the heavens and stretched them out. He created the earth and everything in it. He gives breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth. And it is he who says, “I, the Lord, have called you to demonstrate my righteousness. I will take you by the hand and guard you, and I will give you to my people, Israel, as a symbol of my covenant with them. And you will be a light to guide the nations. You will open the eyes of the blind. You will free the captives from prison, releasing those who sit in dark dungeons. “I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise with carved idols. Everything I prophesied has come true, and now I will prophesy again. I will tell you the future before it happens.” Isaiah 42:5-9 NLT

While here on earth, we might express our appreciation for Christ and yet we approach Him only on our own terms. This is why there are those that will miss realizing that He is the Savior of the world and their Savior. We reject His claim, trivialize Him, and promote our own potential and wisdom. What God wants us to do is to recognize Him that as Servant of the Lord; commit ourselves to Him with no preconditions. We say to Jesus Christ what Thomas said when He realized who He was “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28). From the text, it is through the life of the Lord Jesus Christ that God’s righteousness will be demonstrated. He “will be a light to guide the nations. You will open the eyes of the blind” (Isaiah 42:6). He will deliver us from our darkness and bring us to out of our selfish desires. He “will free the captives from prison, releasing those who sit in dark dungeons” (v. 7). On our own, we can’t free ourselves in our own dark dungeons but through Christ, He will release us by His grace. Christ will make known to us the love of God so we will no longer be committed to our idols instead give glory to God alone. He will be persistent in loving us so we will give ourselves back to Him. He is the God who He says He is. What He prophesied was fulfilled and He will tell us “the future before it happens” (v. 9). God will keep His promises. In the midst of the great uncertainties and unknown, let us trust God, serve Him, and give Him the highest praise so that others will glory in Him alone.

Blessings,

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