Saturday, July 6, 2013

No other gods

I am currently reading through Isaiah. It amazes me how much the prophet Isaiah's words parallel our current world and culture, specifically here in America. God speaks through Isaiah to tell of the futility and folly of idols, of coming judgement and destruction, and of a gracious, righteous, mighty God who is the ONLY God. There is no other God. He will walk with us, His children, and strengthen us. We are told not to fear, for He is the Lord. Here are just a few of the many verses I have read that repeatedly tell us that there is no other God and that we are not to fear for He goes with us. 

"I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon. I am the Lord, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols. Behold, former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them." ~Isaiah 42:6-9

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." ~Isaiah 43:1b-3a

"Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me. I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior. I declared and saved and proclaimed, when there was no strange god among you; and you are my witnesses," declares the Lord, "and I am God. Also henceforth I am he; there is none who can deliver from my hands; I work and who can turn it back?" ~Isaiah 43:10-13

"Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts; "I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. Who is like me? Let him proclaim it...Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any." ~Isaiah 44:6-7a, 8

These verses are from just a few chapters, the list goes on. Chapter 45 is incredible as well. I will share just a few verses from it because it spoke to me specifically regarding my life and where God has me today- health, singleness, living at home...

"Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, "What are you making?" or "Your work has no handles?" Woe to him who says to a father, "What are you begetting?" or to a woman, "With what are you in labor?" ~Isaiah 45:9-10

God is God and He alone is in control. Who am I to question him? He alone is Lord and Savior. I am His creation and I need to surrender and worship Him. I need to die to self and be filled with His Spirit. It is a daily surrender and impossible without my Savior. Praise the Lord who has saved me, adopted me and unconditionally loved me! Without Him, I am nothing! With Him, I can do anything! 


  1. What a beautiful message. Thank you for this great post!

    I found you on Inspire Me Monday. Hope you're having a fantastic week!


    1. Thanks Ritchil! You are such an encouragement! Hope you have a blessed weekend!! :)