Not By Our Own Devices – God’s Promises

Jan 17, 2023 Own Devices, US Blog

Not By Our Own Devices – God’s Promises


Isaiah 48:3-8 NIV

I foretold the former things long ago,
    my mouth announced them and I made them known;
    then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.
For I knew how stubborn you were;
    your neck muscles were iron,
    your forehead was bronze.
Therefore I told you these things long ago;
    before they happened I announced them to you
so that you could not say,
    ‘My images brought them about;
    my wooden image and metal god ordained them.’
You have heard these things; look at them all.
    Will you not admit them?

“From now on I will tell you of new things,
    of hidden things unknown to you.
They are created now, and not long ago;
    you have not heard of them before today.
So you cannot say,
    ‘Yes, I knew of them.’
You have neither heard nor understood;
    from of old your ears have not been open.
Well do I know how treacherous you are;
    you were called a rebel from birth.

Isaiah 48:17 NIV

17 This is what the Lord says—
    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
    who teaches you what is best for you,
    who directs you in the way you should go.

Not By Our Own Devices (NOTES)

Isaiah 48:1-2 New International Version

Stubborn Israel

48 “Listen to this, you descendants of Jacob,

    you who are called by the name of Israel

    and come from the line of Judah,

you who take oaths in the name of the Lord

    and invoke the God of Israel—

    but not in truth or righteousness—

2 you who call yourselves citizens of the holy city

    and claim to rely on the God of Israel—

    the Lord Almighty is his name:

Numbers 23:19 New International Version

19 God is not human, that he should lie,

    not a human being, that he should change his mind.

Does he speak and then not act?

    Does he promise and not fulfill?

Numbers 23:19 King James Version

19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Titus 1:1-2 King James Version

1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Isaiah 42:8 King James Version

8 I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

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