Scripture to Read: Isaiah 43:8-10
As we read Isaiah 43:8-10, in verse 8, God tells the nation of Israel to bring out the blind who have eyes to see and the deaf who have ears to hear. There were still people who were part of Israel who still did not follow and worship God but followed and worshipped false gods. We have spiritually deaf and blind people all around us in this world today. They are spiritually blind and deaf by their own choice because they refuse to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior and worship the One True King (Ephesians 4:17-19). Many in Israel were making the same unwise choice of worshipping false gods. God challenges them through Isaiah, in Isaiah 43:9, to bring their witnesses before God and to declare to God why they think they ought to be justified in their sin. God challenges them to convince Him that the false gods they are worshipping are “true.” We know they could not declare anything to justify themselves before God because only through surrendering our lives completely to God can we be justified before Him. God declares to the Israelites, and to all believers today in Isaiah 43:10, “You are my witnesses, and My servant whom I have chosen.” God chose the nation of Israel as His witnesses to proclaim Him to the lost nations around them. God has chosen all believers today to be His witnesses as well, so proclaim Him (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 6:19-20; Colossians 4:3-6; 1 Peter 2:9).
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you about the lost world in which we live and what He has chosen us to do?
2. Who will you proclaim Christ to this week and when will you do it?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!