“I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God.” Isaiah 43:11-12

“I, even I, am the Lord” is an emphatic confession similar to the First Commandment. Here God declares His absolute sovereignty, denying all hope of salvation based on our own works because salvation is the work of God alone … “apart from me there is no savior”.

“Revealed … saved … proclaimed” indicates God works salvation through His Word. The context concerning when God spoke these words is at the time of the exodus of Israel from Egypt.

“Foreign god” … means that only the true God can claim to have been active in Israel’s history.

God’s blessings on your day…

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