Isaiah Chapter 46
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7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
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Matthew Henry's Isaiah Chapter 46 Bible commentary...
The idols could not save themselves, but God saves his people. (1-4) The folly of worshipping idols. (5-13)1-4 The heathen insulted the Jews, as if their idols Bel and Nebo were too hard for Jehovah. But their worshippers cannot help them; both the idols and the idolaters are gone into captivity. Let not God's people be afraid of either. Those things from which ungodly men expect safety and happiness, will be found unable to save them from death and hell. The true God will never fail his worshippers. The history of the life of every believer is a kind of abstract of the history of Israel. Our spiritual life is upheld by his grace, as constantly as our natural life by his providence. And God will never leave them. The Author will be the Finisher of their well-being, when, by decays, they need help as much as in infancy. This promise to Israel, enfeebled and grown old as a nation, is applicable to every aged follower of Christ. When compassed about with infirmities, and perhaps those around begin to grow weary of you, yet I am He that I have promised to be, He that you would have me to be. I will bear you up; carry you on in your way, and carry you home at last. If we learn to trust in and love him, we need not be anxious about our remaining days or years; he will still provide for us and watch over us, both as the creatures of his power, and as new-created by his Spirit.
5-13 Here the folly of those who made idols, and then prayed to them, is exposed. How does the profuseness of idolaters shame the niggardliness of many who call themselves God's servants, but are for a religion which costs them nothing! The service of sin always costs a great deal. God puts it to them what senseless, helpless things idols are. Let, then, the Jews show themselves men, avoiding such abominations. Many Scripture prophecies, delivered long ago, are not yet fulfilled; but the fulfilling of some is an earnest that the rest will come to pass. Nothing can help more to make us easy, than to be assured that God will do all his pleasure. Even those who know not and mind not God's revealed will, are called and used to fulfil the counsels of his secret will. Heaven and earth shall pass away, sooner than one tittle of the word of God. Obstinate sinners are addressed. Such were far from acceptance, but they were summoned to hearken to the word of the Lord. The salvation of a sinner begins with a humble and contrite heart, that trembles at God's word, with godly sorrow working true repentance, and faith in his mercy, through the obedience unto death of our Divine Surety. Christ, as the Divine righteousness and salvation to his people, would come in the appointed time. His salvation abides in his church for all believers.
Grant's Isaiah Chapter 46 comment on 2/19/2013, 7:50am...
@Naphright: Because God and Jesus Christ are the same Almighty, Only Redeemer!
Martha paris's Isaiah Chapter 46 comment about verse 4 on 11/10/2012, 9:07pm...
One of my favorite books in The Bible.
Naphright's Isaiah Chapter 46 comment on 11/03/2012, 5:20pm...
To the remnant of the house of Israel, To whom can you liken The Almighty to, and make him equal, and compare him, that he may be like? He has carried you from the womb to the old age. Remember He is the only GOD and there is no one else, none like Him. So why is the Christ of the New Testament being liken to the Almighty our only redeemer?
Timothy Wayne George's Isaiah Chapter 46 comment on 8/11/2012, 10:12am...
While we were in our mother's womb, for nine months, it was God who was carrying us. Even to our old age, and the gray hairs of our head, God is the one who delivers us. Who is like unto God? He declares the end, from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done. God is the only one who can save us in trouble, and not idols. Therefore we must be careful not to turn to idols of gold, and silver for they cannot save in the day of trouble. Many people are storing up treasures for the last days, and the bible tells us that they will be casting their gold, and their silver in the streets. The Lord is a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who trust in Him. God has given us Genesis to Revelation, and we know that in the end Jesus Christ will rule and reign. The kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God's salvation shall not tarry, for He will place His salvation in Zion, for Israel his glory. No nation that goes against Israel is going to prosper. The reason God has blessed America, is because we have stood with them, and I pray we will continue to stand with them in the days to come. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Only Jesus the Prince of peace will be able to bring lasting peace to the whole world. Even so come Lord Jesus amen.
Dawnjohnson's Isaiah Chapter 46 comment about verse 4 on 5/04/2010, 10:14am...
nomatter how old a person may get in age, they always know best and their always wiser.amen!
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