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Thoughts and Commentary on Today's Reading
Isaiah 43:1-2 contains some of the most beautiful and personal words in Scripture. This passage shows Yahweh's unchangeable love for His people.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."
We see this in Isaiah 43:1-2.2. Loving friendship.
Moses, ‘I know thee by name, and thou hast found grace in My Sight.’
3. Our work assignment.
Bezaleel- Exodus 31:2; Cyrus- Isaiah 45:3; Servant of Yahweh- Isaiah 49:1.
II. What does God’s calling a man by His name imply?
1. Yahweh’s possession of him. That possession by God involves Heaven’s protection and man’s safety. He does not hold His property slackly. ‘None shall pluck them out of My Father’s hand.’
2. Kindred. The man bears the family name. He is adopted into the household. The son-ship of the receiver of the new name is dimly shadowed.
The Biblical meaning of ‘name’ is ‘character manifested.’
‘I will write on him the Name of My God.’ That means a fuller disclosing of God’s character, and a clear impress of that character on perfected men ‘His name shall be in their foreheads.’