Isaiah 12: Where You Put Your Trust
Isaiah 12 is a short chapter, but based on everything we have read the past few days, the coming of the Messiah is going to be a pretty big deal. Things on earth are going to change based on the transforming power of the Messiah also known as Jesus Christ. Chapter 12 kind of sums it up.
Isa 12:1 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
Isa 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
Isa 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
This sounds a lot like the Gospel. God is our salvation. As we know, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, but whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. One phrase in verse two is particularly interesting.
After the transformation that we read about in the last chapter, this is what the people are going to say. They are going to say that God has become their salvation. Before that moment, they must have been trusting in something else to be their salvation.
That is incredibly significant. As a result of the transformation that you undergo as a believer in Christ, where you put your trust also shifts. That’s part of the decision. You no longer trust in yourself to control your destiny. You put that into the hands of God, and He becomes your salvation. The nice part about that is that He never fails. When you trust in yourself, you are almost definitely going to fail at some point. God is a better option for your trust in.