Thursday, September 6, 2007

No Other

Look to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.

I have sworn by Myself; the word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall take an oath.

He shall say, surely in the Lord I have righteousness and strength. To Him men shall come, and all shall be ashamed who are incensed against Him.

In the Lord all the descendants of Israel shall be justified, and shall glory.

Isaiah 45:22-25

I love this passage and several others in Isaiah. Do you know why? Because passages like this put us in our place. Every person, every religion, every nation, every group, every false god, is set straight. Any living person on the face of this earth who is to be saved will find salvation in no other but God Jehovah. He has sworn by Himself because there is no one greater. What He says, stands. Everyone will bow before Him whether they like it or not. He will shame all His enemies. Justification only comes through Him by the means He has appointed in the gospel. Those who belong to Him SHALL be justified.

I glory in this God and in His Son Jesus. I hope all who read this blog love Him too. If you happened by and do not, I have only one thing to say: Look to Him and be saved. He is kind and merciful, not willing that any should perish. If you leave behind what has held you back, whatever it may be--even a false god, He will pardon and receive you as His own. This He has promised. Isn't that wonderful?


Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Ah, Maxine, well put my friend. That universal invitation... "Look to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth!" God's invitation through Jesus Christ is there, available for all who would believe and receive it. How important to receive it now. How much better to meet God as savior than judge. Like the old hymn goes, "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus... just to take him at his word..."

Cami said...

Thank you for sharing this, Maxine, and I don't mean it in any generic sort of way, not that I ever say "thank you" in a light way, I just want to make it was ordained to be shared, thank you for your obedience. And I add my AMEN.

Mimi said...

it is such a blessed relief to know that Christ died for us and all our sins are washed away...
and we can rest in the knowledge that we will be with him in heaven one day!
thank you for this post Maxine

Becky Wolfe said...

Funny how we are all put on a level playing field in the end - nation, religion, male & female. Every knee shall bow!

Excellent post!