Doubtless Thou art my Father

Isaiah 63

In vision Isaiah beheld the Lord Jesus in the latter days destroying all the foes of his people, and as he saw him returning in triumph from the field of battle, he exclaimed—Isaiah 63.

Isaiah 63:1-19

Upon this very wonderful chapter Dr. Hawker has the following spiritual reflections:—”Who is this that cometh up with salvation, but the Lord mighty to save? He is one with Jehovah in the divine nature, and no less one with us in the human, bone of our bone, and flesh of our flesh: Surely, Lord, thine own arm brought salvation, and of the people there was none with thee; though in all things it behoved thee to be made like unto thy brethren, yet in redemption-work thou troddest the winepress of the wrath of God alone. And amidst all our rebellions and forgetfulness of thee, never didst thou forget us, or forego our interests. In all our afflictions thou wast afflicted. Thy love and thy pity allowed of no abatement, for thou wast always Jesus; ‘the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever,’ Oh! then, Lord! let not the waywardness of thy children thwart the gracious designs of thy love; but remember that we are but dust, and let thy strength and thy zeal, and the sounding of thy bowels, never be restrained. We throw ourselves upon covenant relationship, and beseech of thee, our God, to remember that most blessed promise, in which thou hast said, ‘I will not turn away from them to do them good;’ and, ‘I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.'”

 

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