God Promises – Fear Not

Jan 11, 2023 Promises, US Blog

God Promises – Fear Not


Isaiah 43:1-4 NIV

Israel’s Only Savior

1  But now, this is what the Lord says—
    he who created you, Jacob,
    he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
    Cush[a] and Seba in your stead.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
    and because I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
    nations in exchange for your life.

Isaiah 43:10-12 NIV

10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
    “and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
    and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
    nor will there be one after me.
11 I, even I, am the Lord,
    and apart from me there is no savior.
12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
    I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God.

God’s Promises Fear Not (NOTES)

Isaiah 42:7, 23-25 New International Version

7 to open eyes that are blind,    to free captives from prison    and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

23 Which of you will listen to this

    or pay close attention in time to come?

24 Who handed Jacob over to become loot,

    and Israel to the plunderers?

Was it not the Lord,

    against whom we have sinned?

For they would not follow his ways;

    they did not obey his law.

25 So he poured out on them his burning anger,

    the violence of war.

It enveloped them in flames, yet they did not understand;

    it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.

Isaiah 42 New International Version

The Servant of the Lord

1 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold,    my chosen one in whom I delight I will put my Spirit on him,    and he will bring justice to the nations.

2 He will not shout or cry out,    or raise his voice in the streets.

3 A bruised reed he will not break,    and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;

4     he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth.    In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”

5 This is what God the Lord says—the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,    who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,    who gives breath to its people,    and life to those who walk on it:

6 “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;    I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you    to be a covenant for the people    and a light for the Gentiles,

7 to open eyes that are blind,    to free captives from prison    and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

8 “I am the Lord; that is my name!    I will not yield my glory to another

    or my praise to idols.

9 See, the former things have taken place,    and new things I declare;

before they spring into being    I announce them to you.”

Song of Praise to the Lord

10 Sing to the Lord a new song,    his praise from the ends of the earth,

you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,    you islands, and all who live in them.

11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices;    let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. Let the people of Sela sing for joy;    let them shout from the mountaintops.

12 Let them give glory to the Lord    and proclaim his praise in the islands.

13 The Lord will march out like a champion,    like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry    and will triumph over his enemies.

14 “For a long time I have kept silent,    I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth,    I cry out, I gasp and pant.

15 I will lay waste the mountains and hills    and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn rivers into islands    and dry up the pools.

16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,    along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them    and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do;    I will not forsake them.

17 But those who trust in idols,    who say to images, ‘You are our gods,’    will be turned back in utter shame.

Israel Blind and Deaf

18 “Hear, you deaf;    look, you blind, and see!

19 Who is blind but my servant,    and deaf like the messenger I send?

Who is blind like the one in covenant with me,    blind like the servant of the Lord?

20 You have seen many things, but you pay no attention;    your ears are open, but you do not listen.”

21 It pleased the Lord    for the sake of his righteousness    to make his law great and glorious.

22 But this is a people plundered and looted,    all of them trapped in pits    or hidden away in prisons. They have become plunder,    with no one to rescue them; they have been made loot,    with no one to say, “Send them back.”

23 Which of you will listen to this    or pay close attention in time to come?

24 Who handed Jacob over to become loot,    and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the Lord,    against whom we have sinned? For they would not follow his ways;   they did not obey his law.

25 So he poured out on them his burning anger,    the violence of war.

It enveloped them in flames, yet they did not understand;    it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.

1 Corinthians 13:5 New International Version

5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

1 Peter 4:8 New International Version

8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

2 Kings 23:13 New International Version

13 The king also desecrated the high places that were east of Jerusalem on the south of the Hill of Corruption—the ones Solomon king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the vile goddess of the Sidonians, for Chemosh the vile god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the people of Ammon.

Ezekiel 20:32 New International Version

32 “‘You say, “We want to be like the nations, like the peoples of the world, who serve wood and stone.” But what you have in mind will never happen.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *