Read Isaiah 10:20-34
Remnant: “Usually a small part, member, or trace remaining” or “a small surviving group, often used in plural”
Did you know that God loves His people?
Did you know that God loves you?
This piece of scripture highlights the powerful nature of God’s grace and how God’s people can find the only true freedom from God Himself. This freedom is ONLY found in God. Nothing in this broken world can give us this freedom. So what is this freedom? How do we receive it?
1. In the midst of God’s judgement upon His people He is saving His people through a remnant. God’s people have a future because of His grace.
The Lord warned Ahaz and Judah in Isaiah 7 to not trust in Assyria over trusting in God—God said literally, “Its me or them”. Judah chose Assyria. God used Assyriah to judge Judah but God will also save Judah in the midst of this judgement. He is preparing a remnant to continue on the nation of Judah and they will eventually overcome Assyria’s oppression because of God’s glory.
i. “This shows the remarkable grace and longsuffering of God. We would not criticize the LORD if He said, “You want to trust in the Assyrians and not in Me? Fine. You are now on your own. Good luck.” But even in the midst of the judgment they deserved, brought through the Assyrians, God wants to comfort His people and bring them hope.” –Enduring Word Commentary.
“Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD of hosts, ‘O My people who dwell in Zion, do not fear the Assyrian who strikes you with the rod and lifts up his staff against you the way Egypt did. For in a very little while my indignation agagainst you will be spent and My anger will be directed to their destruction.” Isaiah 10:24-25
God’s salvation for His people in Isaiah 10 is a perfect foreshadowing and example of Chirst saving humanity through His death and resurrection
2. God bears your burdens, your dreams, your aspirations. Your only aspiration in Life must to have a respectful/ loving relationship with God.
“So it will be in that day, that his burden will be removed from your shoulders his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be broken because of fatness.”
The translation of the word: “Fatness” is important and some translations deriding from the KJV version translate this word to “Annointing.” Many false teachings come out of this as many Pastors use this to say “our anointing can heal and we can yield spiritual gifts through this anointing.” This is not what this piece of scripture is saying.
This points to God saving His people, bearing their burden and allowing His anointing to give His people this grace. This points to Christ—the name “Christ” literally means “Anointed One.” Christ is the anointed one, Christ literally saved humanity from their sin, this grace is so big and so grand that it covers God’s people even in times of suffering and judgement.
This literally proves that God loves His people.
3. The Pride/loftiness of the world will be eventually cut down by God. So Follow the one who loves you; who has saved you.