“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.
The LORD is my strength and my song; he will become my salvation.”
Is. 12:2 (NIV)
”Surely God is my salvation. . .” The Old Testament idea of salvation refers to various forms of deliverance, both temporal and spiritual. God delivers His people from their enemies and from the snares of the wicked.1
”. . . I will trust and not be afraid.” We learn to place our full faith in God. The scriptures are full of passages that tell us we can trust Him.
The LORD is my strength and my song. . .” Isaiah states his source of strength comes from God. When he calls God his song, he has a special meaning. “Songs were indicative of joy and the absence of sorrow.”2 God’s presence made people feel safe from harm.
“ . . he will become my salvation.” “The Old Testament prophecies center upon the one who was to come as the bringer of salvation.”*** Isaiah speaks of a certainty—notice the verb tense—wil. He knows this Savior is coming in the future.
Are we as certain in the 21st Century that we have the Lord as our Savior? We need to be certain that we are under the arc of the Lord.
1.Unger’s Bible Dictionary, Moody Press © 1957,1885, 1988 page 1114
2. OPCIT: page 1209
3. OPCIT: page 1114