Day 50: El Yeshuati

In that day you will sing:
    “I will praise you, O Lord!
You were angry with me, but not any more.
    Now you comfort me.
See, [El Yeshuati].
    I will trust in him and not be afraid.
The Lord God is my strength and my song;
    he has given me victory.”

 With joy you will drink deeply
    from the fountain of salvation!

Isaiah 12:1-3

El Yeshuati: God is My Salvation

Salvation. I’ve heard the word in church since before I could wrap my mouth around it, let alone my mind. Even outsiders know we have a bit of an obsession with the idea, but one thing has become awfully murky in recent years, even inside the church: salvation from what?

In the modern world, we don’t like this idea of ourselves as sinners. Sounds to us like we need to work on our self-esteem, amiright? We’re not dirty rotten scoundrels just because we acted in our own best interests regardless of the effects on others; that just makes us normal! Anyone would have done the same.

Those seem like valid points until just one more comes to light; they’re all sinners too. It may be normal to trample others underfoot trying to climb our highest, but that doesn’t make it acceptable. And the Creator God, Defender of the Trampled does not accept it; those are His children made by His own hands, and we hurt them. Daddy Bear God is coming:

“For see, the day of the Lord is coming—
    the terrible day of his fury and fierce anger.
The land will be made desolate,
    and all the sinners destroyed with it.”

Isaiah 13:9

Salvation from Him. Salvation from the God we all have offended. And the only One who can save us from God – is God. He has made for us a Way, a Way through Truth, the truth of our need, a Way into Life. Yeshua, Jesus. Because He is El Yeshuati, the God who saves us from Himself.

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