Isaiah 51:22 (KJV)
Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
Much has been made of all the names of God:
- Jehovah Nissi – The Lord our banner
- Jehovah Jireh – The Lord will provide
- Jehovah Raphi – The Lord our healer
I have never been one to use those terms as I do not read or speak Hebrew and I am convinced that God preserved His Word perfectly in the King James Version English. I have a lifetime worth of valuable study and reflection just in this book!
I found two names for God, and a defining characteristic, in this verse.
- Thy Lord the LORD and
- Thy God that pleadeth the cause of His people
Within these two titles we have three of the root Hebrew names of God:
- Jehovah and
The name that got my attention in this reading is, Thy Lord the LORD.
- He is my Lord.
- The very God.
- The One who rules all
- The Lord who commands the winds and parts the seas
- The LORD is my Lord.
The title puts the possessive before the power of God. It is a key truth that God is much more than THE God. He is THY God. Cyrus knew He is the God. Did he also know Him as his God? This is the chief question of mankind. Believing in God does not make Him your God. If He is not your God personally then He pleads with you to be saved. He doesn’t plead your cause for you.
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Isaiah 51:22 Is The God Thy God?
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