8 “remember this and stand firm,
recall it to mind, you transgressors,
9 remember the former things of old;
for i am God, and there is no other;
i am God, and there is none like me,
10 declaring the end from the beginning
and from ancient times things not yet done,
saying, ‘my counsel shall stand,
and i will accomplish all my purpose,’
— [isaiah 46:8-10]


remember this and stand firm

i regret that i don’t always take enough time to truly consider who God is. i regularly spend time in His word, in prayer, and seeking to live a live that is pleasing to Him. yet i am not often enough in that place where i allow myself to be fully enveloped in the overwhelming scope of who God is and all that he has done. when we fail to dwell upon and remember the vastness and glory of God, we can easily be led astray without even knowing it.

deuteronomy 8:19-20 warns us of the consequences of forgetting,

19] “and if you forget the Lord your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them,  solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish. 20] like the nations that the Lord makes to perish before you, so shall you perish, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God.”


when we forget who he is, we will inevitably place out trust in other things, which can tear away at our relationship with him and leave us empty.


there is none like me

this phrase from verse 9 is a good candidate for understatement of eternity! there is indeed no one like God, and there is no one remotely close! as humans, we have a tendency to lump belief systems together in a big box labeled ‘religions’. this is the same delusion in which the audience of isaiah’s prophecy found themselves.

not only did they equate the one true God with idols, they were wavering between their worship of them all, and trying to find ways to ‘connect’ all their religions together into one that suited them.

this approach is utterly absurd in light of who God is, especially compared to their false idols! ultimately, His counsel, and His counsel alone, will stand for all eternity, and all of His purposes will come to pass. there is no
question of this.

with this knowledge, let us strive to remember His goodness and mercy each and every day, and devote ourselves fully to Him.


~ jason soroski