I'm back to studying Ann Spangler's book "Praying the Names of God" and linking up with Jill of Forever N Ever N Always. This week the focus is on the name of God as ISH or Husband.
God is the ideal husband, the One who protects and provides for His people. He does not abandon us or divorce us.
- In the Old Testament, ISH (meaning husband), symbolized the ideal relationship between God and Israel.
- In the New Testament, Jesus is revealed as the sacrificial bridegroom of the church.
As a believer, God wants you to know Him as your protector, provider and lover of your soul. He is so faithful, unlike many human relationships. We can always count on Him. His love is unfailing.
"For your Maker is your husband --There have been too many times when I've wandered seeking my own way.
the Lord Almighty is His name --
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
He is called the God of all the earth.
The LORD will call you back
as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit --
a wife who married young,
only to be rejected," says your God.
"For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
In a surge of anger
I hid my face from you for a moment
but with everlasting kindness
I will have compassion on you,"
say the LORD your Redeemer.
How thankful I am that God loves me and continues to call me back to Himself. He is so faithful.
Blessings and love,