“For God said, “Surely [Ben is] My [son], [a son] who will not lie [who will not deal falsely with Me]”; and so God was to [him] a Savior [in all Ben’s distresses]. In all [Ben’s] affliction He was afflicted, and the Angel of His presence saved [him]; in His love and in His pity He redeemed [him]; and He lifted [Ben] up and carried [him] all the days of [his life].” Isaiah 63:8-9 ->me: As you can see I have personalized these verses today. As I was reading this afternoon these truths out of Isaiah about how God feels about His people resonated with how He must feel about me. Here is what God does: He identifies with His people, He hopes the best of them, He commits Himself to them in saving action. He feels their sorrows, He lives savingly among them, and He bears their burdens perseveringly. I love the ‘Angel of His Presence’ -> literally of ‘Angel of His Face’ is the Lord’s very Own presence (Psalm 139:7). His LOVE…the noun ‘ahaba’ in Hebrew occurs only here in Isaiah – this love is the ‘Love’ that delights in the companionship of the loved one. So, this, in the context of how I have personalized the verse above is an overwhelming view of how God feels about me and what He does for me…for you.
ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE VERSES – For He said, Surely they are My people, sons who will not lie [who will not deal falsely with Me]; and so He was to them a Savior [in all their distresses]. In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the Angel of His presence saved them; in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and He lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. Isaiah 63:8-9