For 2020, I have chosen Isiah 41:10 as my personal verse. This lead into a theme for this year’s His Encouragement posts. Each week, I will be looking at another “fear not” of the Bible. I hope that as we journey together through these verses that we all will learn a little more about trusting God and rooting out the fear in our lives.
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.Isaiah 43:1 KJV
I know this Scripture is specifically speaking of the nation of Israel, but I love how it can be applied to those who have been redeemed by the Blood of Christ. Do you know what the word “redeemed” means? It means “to purchase” or “to buy back.” God has purchased us with his shed blood. When we purchase something, it becomes ours. We own it.
Secondly, God has called us by His name. The right to name something is reserved for an owner or parent. If you start a business, you get to name it. If you birth a child or adopt a child, you get to name it. (At the very least, in the case of adoption, the last name changes. Frequently the first names gets changed as well.) If you adopt a pet, you get to name it. I know this has changed in modern times, but this is also why when a couple married, the woman changed her last name to the man’s to show she belonged to him.
When God adopted or redeemed us into his family, He got the right to name us. And He called us by His name. I don’t understand exactly what that means but I know it makes me feel safe and loved.
Thou art Mine.
When we own something, especially if it took time, or money, or sacrifice. We cherish and take care of it. We, as his children, belong to the God of the Universe. Do we really thing He would let something happen to us that’s not in our best interest? As a parent, do you not shelter and protect your children for harm? And when you do allow consequences to come in their lives, is it not to grow them and help them become a better version of themselves? When God allows bad things to come into our lives, it is to help us to grow closer to Him and to rely on Him more.
My friend, you belong to HIM. He takes care of his “possessions” and his children. There is no need to fear. Because He has redeemed you and called you by His name. You are His.
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