God Created Us For His Glory Essay
For His own glory, God, through the family of Abraham, formed a special people group – Israel (Isa 49:3) and thus begins His mission through which, He will bless all the nations (Gen 12:1-3). However, through their wanderings in the wilderness, God’s chosen people continually rebelled against Him and worshiped the idols of the neighboring nations (Exod 32:11-14). Angry and rejected, the God of love relented as He refused to abandon His mission to reconcile the human race to Himself (Ezek 20:16-17) but also for His own glory (Isa 48:9-11). Even with the continual setbacks that God faced, He was able to channel them into promises of future reconciliation (Isa 9:1-7 & 53).
Centuries before restoration would take place, Isaiah spoke words that would one day fill the mouth of God’s promise; God’s Redeemer: