“Assemble yourselves and come;
draw near together,
you survivors of the nations!
They have no knowledge
who carry about their wooden idols,
and keep on praying to a god
that cannot save.
Declare and present your case;
let them take counsel together!
Who told this long ago?
Who declared it of old?
Was it not I, the LORD?
And there is no other god besides me,
a righteous God and a Savior;
there is none besides me.
“Turn to me and be saved,
all the ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
By myself I have sworn;
from my mouth has gone out in righteousness
a word that shall not return:
‘To me every knee shall bow,
every tongue shall swear allegiance.’
“Only in the LORD, it shall be said of me,
are righteousness and strength;
to him shall come and be ashamed
all who were incensed against him.
In the LORD all the offspring of Israel
shall be justified and shall glory.”
by: Angie Osborn.
The Lord calls all men and women to worship Him. In this passage, the Lord points out that “other gods” and idols cannot save—only He can because He is the one true God. Isaiah 45 is a good reminder for us to take stock in where we place our faith. Do we rely on gods that cannot save (money, job, love, you fill in the blank)? Or are we truly putting our faith and trust in the one true God? In our fast-paced world, it is easy to get distracted and let “idols” sit on the heart’s throne. As you worship the one and only true God today, put your faith wholly in Him, knowing that He is the Lord of all!