Isaiah Lesson 43
Isaiah Chapter 43
Distributed by: KJV Bible Studies
In chapter 42, we studied Isaiah dealing with Israel regarding their idolatry (continuing from chapter 41). He then describes the beautiful description of Jesus Christ as God’s servant.
In chapter 43, the Lord comforts His own people in their afflictions with many precious promises. He proclaims His Deity over the idols of the nations. He promises great redemption and forgiveness of sin. The chapter closes with a prediction of the destruction of the Temple as chastisement for repentance of their sin.
Isa 43:1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
The chapter begins with great assurance from God to His people and major truths are upheld in this one verse. First, God proclaims Himself as the Creator. He created not only the heavens and the earth, but all who dwell thereon. He also reminded Israel of “he that formed thee.” Then God assures them by announcing “fear not.” This blessed pronouncement can be found many times in the Bible.
Furthermore, God gives the reason why His people need to fear not. He lists three reasons to begin with.
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