10.11.2014 Old Testament: Isa 45.12–13
To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 45–47 on October 11, In the year of our Lord 2014
By Don Ruhl
People try to deny the truth of the Lord God of ancient Israel as the Creator of all things, but see what else He has done, then you can know that He did create all things, and if you know that He did, you also know He can do other things without end,
“I have made the earth,
And created man on it.
I—My hands—stretched out the heavens,
And all their host I have commanded.
I have raised him up in righteousness,
And I will direct all his ways;
He shall build My city
And let My exiles go free,
Not for price nor reward,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
In the first four lines, the Lord revealed, although not for the first time, that He created the Earth, man on the Earth, and the heavens.
Therefore, the Lord could just as easily raise up Cyrus—that is whom the Lord referenced in the rest of the passage as seen from verse 1—to let the Jews go free from Babylonian captivity and to return their land.
If the Lord can create man and this universe, is it any problem for Him to raise up a king to fulfill the Lord’s purpose?