“Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22 NKJV
Only God is God. There is no other like Him. Any that claim to be god, are only fooling themselves. If you ever waver sometimes on whether God has the right to rule over us, try reading Isaiah chapters 40, 45, and 46.
God has the right to determine how His people will be saved. God’s Word is clear, there is only one way — God’s Way. Even in the Old Testament, God told His people only His way would work. Isaiah 46:11 NKJV says “Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it.” God tells us, through His Word, He will bring it to pass for He purposed it. God can not lie, therefore, if He said He would do something, we can rely on Him to do it just as He said He would.
Salvation doesn’t come from us trying to earn it. The only part we play in salvation is the part of being saved. God’s doing the saving, we are the saved. Look at what Isaiah 46:13 NKJV says, “I bring My righteousness near, it shall not be far off; My salvation shall not linger. And I will place salvation in Zion, for Israel My glory.” It is God’s doing. He brings His righteousness near. When His righteousness is near, salvation is sure to follow.
Do you recognize God’s right to rule? If not, read His Word and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. He won’t resent your asking. Look at what James 1:5 NKJV says “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
Lord God above you have every right to rule your creation. Where we struggle to submit to your sovereignty, help us turn to you. You alone save us by your righteousness. Help us look to you and be saved. In Jesus’ name Amen.
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