Isaiah 43:25 | God, God Alone, Only God Saves
Justification is the grace solution to a sinner's problem of guilt and penalty concerning God’s law. When God justifies a sinner, He treats them just as if they’d already paid the penalty for their sins.
The glory of God is the primary and most fundamental reason God does anything. God created the universe for His glory, He made human beings in His own image for His glory, and He forgives a sinner’s sins for His glory. Jesus was the very radiance of the glory of God, and when the world sees a sinner’s life transformed into the life of Christ’s ambassador, it beholds the glory of God.
In Isaiah 43, God calls Israel, the Church, sinners, you, and me to be what He intends—Redeemed. Therefore we glorify God when we answer His call of redemption and become His possession.
Isaiah prophesies to Judah centuries before Christ was born. What did his prophecies mean to God’s people then, and what is their significance now? The Old Testament prophecies are explained in the life and teaching of Christ. Do not be afraid to be edified and encouraged by them.