Theme: GOD’S DELIVERANCE
At a time of incessant unrest, both regional and global, disasters, endemics and epidemics, retrenchments, kidnappings, militancy, ritual killings, man’s inhumanity to man, there is the tendency for the spiritually unlearned to question the existence of the Creator, and in His almightiness to save. Thank God however, for the concept of faith, which teaches that, for anyone to get the salvation of God, such one must have confidence in His profound existence, and in His faithfulness to reward all who seek Him with diligence. (Hebrews 6:11) The theme “God’s Deliverance” encompasses the promises of God, His care for His people, miraculous deliverances, granting of our petitions, and ultimately, salvation or eternal life in His fully established Kingdom, by His grace.
Text: “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” – Isaiah 45:22.
Comment: The benefit of God’s knowledge impresses on us that it is to JEHOVAH and Him only, we should look to for Salvation. In the Psalm of David, he attributes salvation to God. (Psalm 3:8; 68:19; 118:14) We “look” to God by way of faith and prayers. The confident assurance that with Him, there is no impossibility, should encourage us to rely solely on Him. Unfortunately, some have resorted to divers means for help, out of ignorance, impatience, frustration, lack of understanding, and faithlessness, in blatant disregard of scriptural injunctions that condemn idolatry. (Exodus 20:3-5; Jeremiah 35:15; Deuteronomy 27:15). Looking to God implies abstinence from all appearance of evil, because sin makes Him to hide His face from us. – Isaiah 59:1-3.
The Bible record of unimaginable wonders God did in ancient times always inspire us in this age. Extolling the greatness and supremacy of the Most High, Jeremiah, the Prophet declared: “Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? For to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. ” – Jeremiah 10:7.
God’s promises can be trusted. Let us, at all times, rest on His word, do His will and continue steadfastly in prayers. He is our only hope; He should be our first, not our last resort.