What follows in verses 8-10 is a beautiful affirmation from the LORD regarding Israel (some of my favorite verses in all of scripture):
“But you, Israel, are My servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen,
The descendants of Abraham My friend.
You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,
And called from its farthest regions,
And said to you,
‘You are My servant,
I have chosen you and have not cast you away:
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Twice in this passage,
- The Pillcam
- Drip irrigation
- Computer processing chips
- USB Flash drives
- ReWalk - helping paraplegics walk
- Mobile phones
- Voice mail
- Ocean desalination technology (turning ocean water into drinking water)
- The Iron Dome
- Epilady - the first electric hair remover
- Babysense breathing monitor - preventing SIDS
- Cherry tomatoes (one of my personal favorites)
- Many, many more!
Yeshua the Messiah isn’t just AT the right hand of the Father, He IS the right hand of the Father. He is the action part of the Godhead.
The section continues in verse 11 with a warning to those who contend badly with
|The pupil of the eye is called the apple in Hebrew.|
Messing with Israel is like poking the LORD in the eye.
In verse 13, the LORD repeats the promise of help and the admonition to fear not. Remember, repetition happens for emphasis. The third "fear not" will come in the next post, in part two of chapter 41.
Click here for part two of chapter 41.
If you would like to start at the beginning of Isaiah, click here.