Daily Devotions – September 15, 2018

Isaiah 44:1-5

Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen: Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses. One shall say, I am the LORD’S; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.

 

In these verses, we hear the heartbeat of God for His people. His love is unextinguished by all their sin and He calls them Jacob, Israel, and Jeshurun, which means the upright. He who made them, formed them, and chose them would help them. The promise of the Spirit was partially fulfilled at Pentecost but it will have its final and complete fulfillment when Jesus returns. Then the thirsty ground, both literal and figurative, will experience floods of water. Israel’s offspring will flourish, and they will not be ashamed to identify themselves by the name of Israel and by the name of Jacob and by the LORD’s name.

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