Focus Verse: You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress. Therefore, though you set out the finest plants and plant imported vines. (10)
We may forget God, but God never forgets us. He cannot bless us if we do not remember Him, but He will never desert us. It may seem unnecessary for God, Who is almighty and awesome, to want us to remember Him. But it is a sin for us to let slip from memory the One Who created us.
Focus Verse: All you people of the world, you who live on the earth, when a banner is raised on the mountains, you will see it, and when a trumpet sounds, you will hear it. (3)
All the earth is asked to take notice of what the Lord is about to do.
Focus Verse: It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. (20)
It is not God’s will that any should perish. Even though the people in this chapter are Egyptians and not Israelites, Isaiah prophesies that when they turn to God, He will rescue them. He will send them a savior and a defender in Jesus the Christ who will bless them and save them. God does not hurt for the sake of hurting. He hurts in hopes that we will turn to Him and when we do, He always heals.
Focus Verse: One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (6)
There is no division in God. Even though He, His Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate and different entities, they are also one and the same. When we speak of God, we are also speaking of the human life, death and resurrection of His Son and the work of the Holy Spirit. God is one but He exists in three persons. Likewise, the church is made up of many people with different cultures, ethnicities and languages; yet Paul says we should all be unified as one body. Just as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are diverse, yet united; so should we as believers also be.