“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4
Once again God provides a contrast between Himself and the false gods, invented and made by people. He reminds the people of how He spoke in advance, declaring what He would do. He does not take credit after the event has happened. He also reminds them of His mercy. Over and over again He reminds the people of Israel and Babylon that He is in control of their destiny. The later verses in this section clearly point toward Christ, the ultimate Redeemer; the ultimate expression of grace. It is amazing to see God’s more complete plan, to provide redemption for all nations through Christ.
God wants all of creation to listen for His voice and to follow His plan. The plans that we devise may seem clever in our eyes, but His plan fits together for the whole earth and for all time. He does know the beginning and the end. His purposes will stand; His plans will come to pass. Our only decision is whether to allow God’s plans to be fulfilled in our lives!
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.” Isaiah 49:6