Isaiah 51:22 Is The God Thy God?

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

Etc.

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:

  • Adoni
  • Jehovah and
  • Elohim

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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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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