Message of the Day: God is with Us! We have Nothing to Fear!
“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’“ (Isaiah 41:10, NKJV)
At that time Cyrus of Persia had been expanding his empire. He had conquered all the countries to the north and east, and was now threatening Babylon. The prophet imagines God calling the nations to assemble before him and asking them a question: who is it that has stirred up Cyrus to carry out this conquest? The answer: Yahweh. As the armies of Cyrus approach these nations the people panic, and in their distress call upon their gods for protection. Isaiah pictures the goldsmith and other craftsmen helping and encouraging each other as they work overtime to meet the heavy demand for idols. (Isaiah 41:1-7, NKJV)
The people of Israel, by contrast, are the people of the living God. He chose them long ago and he has not forgotten them. He is always present to strengthen and protect them. They need not fear their enemies, for God will fight for them – and no enemy can stand against him. (Isaiah 41:8-13)
We who had been selected by God to be his people had nothing to fear because for God is with us.
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