Two Commands And Five Promises
Isaiah 41:10: Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
The two commands: Fear thou not and be not dismayed. The five promises: I am with thee, I am thy God, I will strengthen thee, I will help thee and I will uphold thee. There are also two statements about who is giving the commands and making the promises.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
I am, I am, I will, I will and I will. God gave the same two self-describing words to the people of Israel that He gave to Moses when he doubted that God could use him.
Exodus 3:13-14: And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
And then He tells us how He will keep those promises: with the right hand of my righteousness. The same powerful God who worked in and through Moses and the people of Israel promises to work in and through us.
1 Thessalonians 2:13: For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
Isaiah 41:10 and 1 Thessalonians 2:13 would be two wonderful verses to memorize and remember when we are weak and doubtful, which is every day.
Care to discuss Two Commands And Five Promises with Ron?