But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
These verses describe God’s personal love and care for His people. God reminded them that He had called Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees to be His servant. Due to Abraham’s calling, they are assured of God’s presence, His relationship, His help, and His sustaining power.