|Isaiah 45:21-25 |
21 Declare and bring forward your case; yes, let them take counsel together. Who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I the LORD? And there is no God beside me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside me.
22 "Look to me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.
23 I have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, 'That to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.'
24 They [all] shall say, 'in the LORD is righteousness and strength.'" All who were incensed against him shall come to him and be ashamed. [From the Word of the Lord within: "The righteousness of God will be revealed to all men. There is no righteousness apart from God." When you are in union with Christ and God, when you are truly in Christ, then you too are righteous; possessing God as your controlling Spirit of your every word and deed, you practice righteousness as Jesus practiced righteousness on earth. His righteousness will not only be revealed to all men, but all men will sincerely acknowledge God's righteousness as being perfectly just, pure, and fair in all His judgments, deeds, and words.]
25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified and shall glory.