21 "Declare and set forth your case; Indeed, let them consult together. Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides Me, A righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me. “
Here Isaiah asserts that there is only one true God and he calls for potential dissidents to come forward and make their case against Him. He points out that only one person has addressed the question and the Lord has spoken, “I am the only One who declares My deity. I am the only God.
From old, I have proclaimed that there is no other God beside Me, and further, I am a righteous God and Savior – I stand alone.” Rebels deny His authority. Fools, His existence.
Philosophers belittle His intellect, while many types of people have some pseudo-premise for rejecting Him. Wise people recognize Him for the ways He dealt with people and creation. Believers universally find solace in submission to Him. When they agree that, “Jesus Is Lord,” they discover love, forgiveness, and fellowship with the God of the universe. When they discover the claims against God and Jesus are fraudulent, they gladly anchor their lives in His reality, realizing He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Where are you in your relationship with God and Jesus?