Scripture Prints > Isaiah 46:4 Isaiah 46:4 SKU: $5.00. True, death is also near the young; only to them he does not show himself so plainly. Does an earthly father love his child, and shall not the Universal Parent care for the children whom His hand hath formed? How unreasonable and unbecoming is it for aged saints to sink under their burdens and infirmities! (1.) In the continued possession of his life's chief good. Endeavour in the midst of your trials to cultivate a thankful disposition. It is that which defines the measure of the prodigal’s sin. Old age with God--it can stand with the prophet, even in the midst of catastrophe and ruin and death, claiming as its own the sustaining words, “Even to your old age I am He,” &c. (J. R.Macduff, D. D.). "God can put a fresh kernel into an old and worn-out husk." He will lead and carry us through life to old age; and in old age will relieve the darkness by the brightness of His presence, the sufficiency of His power, and the tenderness of His love. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. (1) The desperate condition of the daughters of Zion. Old age without God--it is graphically described, in this chapter, as the overturn of all worldly pride and glory--“Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth”; it is the spoliation of the earthly temple, the pillage of everything that ministered to earth’s ephemeral happiness. Conscience whispers, “God indeed made thee, but what if thou hast unmade thyself? You dare not be passive in God’s carriage. God is a tender parent, unwearied in His attention. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". If the prodigal had not come back repentant, he would not have had the robe and the ring. Redeemer (chap. He has cared for us ever since He did make us: "Borne by Me from the birth, carried by Me from the womb!" For her carriage and bearing in life the soul requires the assurance that the moral laws of the universe are as conscience has interpreted them to her, and will continue to be as in experience she has found them. It is in accordance with this holy loving will that the cry is published in Isaiah 45:22: "Turn unto me, and be ye saved, all ye ends of the earth; for I am God, and none else." He is your Maker. But now we come to our real subject, which is, to consider THE TIME OF OLD AGE AS A SPECIAL PERIOD, and to mark, therefore, the constancy of Divine love--that God bears and succours His servants in their later years. Isaiah 46:4 Even to your old age I will be the same,And even to your graying years I will bear you!I have done it, and I will carry you;And I will bear you and I will deliver you. It is getting dark and late and lonely, and not many people are tramping your road now. Some from whom they have good reason to expect assistance, ungratefully forsake them. He has peculiar fellowship with Christ. Sometimes a man’s heart will shake him off this ground.—Conscience says, ‘God has made thee, but thou hast unmade thyself.’ When this comes to a man it is the most sinking time in his life. Remember your individual interest in the special care of your Heavenly Father. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Guernsey: The American National Preacher. Even though he go astray, and others cast him off, the mother will not give him up. 1999. The words "I am He" mean "I am still the same: I will not alter. As the Creator of our bodies and the Father of our spirits, God acknowledges His obligation to guide and care for us. It contains the record of long years of allegiance and service—of many a purpose which had its origin in a love that embraced both God and man; of many a scheme of usefulness, &c. Happy the man! 2. It is not necessarily so with the intellectual and spiritual powers, which are often most vigorous in advanced life. The obligations that rest upon us to love and serve Him who thus cares for us. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. God is under the stress of the parental instinct to take our sicknesses and to bear our infirmities, and He yields to it, gives Himself up to it in His own Divine measure. 373-382. God delivers us also by trouble (Psa ). This golden thread of divine care runs through the whole web of our life, brightening its most sombre colours. III. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/isaiah-46.html. A wise thing to do. All nations made claims that their god or gods were the most powerful; an… "What do you mean by putting ourselves in the way of the promise?" It will be executed with unfailing faithfulness. 5. Many are the afflictions and temptations of old age, but the Lord delivereth them out of them all Human life is like a hill. Of peculiar solicitude. Isa ). To Him you are under innumerable obligations as your creator, preserver, and benefactor. How blessed it is to begin in the early morning to love and serve God! (2.) II. Have we not heard the aged speak in terms of satisfaction and thankfulness, notwithstanding the trials they have experienced in their life journey? But God's promise is larger than our poor thoughts. They broke the idols into pieces and loaded them on pack animals and on ox carts and carted them to the dump. III. Plutarch giveth this for a reason why old men are so covetous, viz., because they fear they shall not have τους θρεψοντας και τους θαψοντας, such as will keep them while they live, and such as will bury them decently when dead. Size is 8 x 10. Yet old age is the period of life when there is diminished ability to endure privation. Thus he is in danger of sinking into neglect; perhaps he is too sensitive, and fancies himself neglected and forsaken when it is not really the case. Let the conduct of God to the aged be imitated by us as far as possible. For a great, strong voice rang through every timber of the wood--“Are you coming, Johnny?” ’Twas my father coming to meet me! It was gloomy even at midday. Having conducted us to this period, He will not cast us off (Psa ; Psa 71:18). Their fellow-creatures are often a burden to them. $5.00. 1 Context Overview. Those with whom they are obliged to have dealings are apt to take advantage of their decays to deceive them. 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God never gives a man pardon but to set him free for effort, and to constrain him for duty. Have I not an intellectual part, which distinguishes me from the brute creation? Have you not reason to acknowledge, with aged Jacob, that the God of your fathers has fed you "all your life long" to this day, and redeemed you from evil? His care is not an idle sentiment, but an operative principle, and being connected with almighty power, cannot exert itself in vain, but accomplishes with infinite ease all its purposes. Idolaters carry their gods, but our God carries us. Even those who are unthankful and evil (Mat ). Behold, then, how gracious is our God! 3. II. When the physical powers fall into decay. She rose from her reverie of sadness, wiped away the falling tears, and looking not toward the silent tomb where bodies were crumbling to dust, but to the spirit-land whither her loved ones had gone, she said, with a faith she had never before known: "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.". Isaiah 46:4 And [even] to [your] old age I [am] he; and [even] to hoar hairs will I carry [you]: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver [you]. But he has one hope, and that is the very same which he had when he first trusted in Christ. i. p. 319. We have seen that it is a sure promise. He can undertake the charge of His children to the end of their lives. 2. 1. 3. It intimates God's readiness to help them, when they seem likely to be overborne and pressed down. 1. The Scripture calls age the needful time, and the evil days, when the heart shall say, "I have no pleasure in them." 3. We must not let the fact of redemption, wonderful as it is, throw the fact of creation into the background; because the two are inseparably linked. How many are the burdens of old age from without! II. The purpose is formed in the tenderness of unchanging love. “The Lord,” says David, “will complete what he hath begun;” and again, “O Lord, thy loving-kindness is eternal, and thou wilt not forsake the works of thy hands.” (Psalms 138:8.). The promises of His Word. 309-335. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 3. But our text may have been particularly designed to comfort God's aged servants, who should live till near or quite to the end of the captivity; those whose eyes saw the ruin of the first and the dedication of the second temple (Ezr 3:12). I fancy that if I had heard the sermon preached by a young man, I should not have thought so much of it; but there appeared such a depth in it because it came from an old man, standing on the borders of the grave; it was like an echo of the past, coming to me, to let me hear my God's faithfulness, that I might trust for the future. (2.) Old age hath its peculiar blessedness. And He will do it. While no one can be certain that he will reach old age, no reflecting man can fail to think sometimes of the possibility that he may. And even to your old age I am He, &c. The design of this chapter is to caution the Israelites against the idolatry of the Babylonians, and to prevent their fears of any mischief which idol-gods could do. He redeemed, and will lead to perfect rest and joy. Middle-aged man, give thy present years to Him. ), I have made and will carry. "If God forgets His people, He must forget His own Son who stands continually before Him as a lamb newly slain, pleading, "Father, remember my people.". A life of usefulness will go far towards it. (Psa ; Psa 71:15). Notice, II. A life devoted to the service of God is a treasure of bliss, as abundant as the wants of the soul, as enduring as its immortality. Therefore, instead of fretting and complaining in the midst of trial, plead it, and it will be fulfilled to you. II. This instinct has formed the turning-point in many a man’s life. To this requisite of the soul God gives His assurance, “I have made, and I will bear.” These words were an answer to an instinct, the instinct that springs from the thought, “Well, here I am, not responsible for being here, but so set by someone else, and the responsibility of the life, which is too great for me, is His.” God’s Word comes to him to tell him that his instinct is sure. The reflection, I am poor and needy, but the Lord thinks on me, is powerfully adapted to melt the heart. 1. (3.) The cross is its measure. He therefore promises that he will always be a Father to the Jews; and hence we see that we ought to cherish assured confidence of salvation from the time that the Lord hath once begun it in us, for he wishes to continue his work till the end. "I will deliver." Make the friendship of God now (H. E. I. The care of earthly parents gradually dies away as their children reach maturity. 4. Old age has its peculiar duties. Whatever motive induced Him to create us, still induces Him to care for us. 3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne [by me] from the belly, which are carried from the womb:. "I have made, and I will bear." THE NATURE OF THE CARE WHICH GOD EXERCISES OVER US, expressed in the words "carry," "bear," "deliver," which stand in contrast to what is said (Isa ) of the idol-gods of the Chaldeans. Men do so in many respects. We are being made.” Yes, we are but not God. Why, but to communicate happiness to you, that you might serve Him on earth and be for ever with Him? (Grogan) b. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. God has made this sin and guilt of ours His special care and anguish. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". It is hard for modern believers to imagine how great the struggle with idolatry must have been. He hath few hopes of the future in this world. He takes us up in His supporting arms as soon as we draw our first breath, and never leaves us, if we do not leave Him, until we have drawn our last. You cannot survive His power to help. Holy men of old thought it a very substantial reason to exercise faith in God, that they had long experienced His care (Psa ; 2Ti 4:18). And even to your old age I am he.] In it God engages to be our friend—, (2.) and you who have reached old age, are you not thankful for the mercies of the past? Nay, they find their thoughts confused, their affection for divine things flags, and they cannot serve God with such fixedness of heart, such warmth of zeal and love as they have done. How utterly forsaken and destitute are some of the aged! It should lead them to love God with all their heart and strength. "And it shall come to pass, [that he that is] left in Zion, and [he that] remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be … even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. 1876. Sinful pleasure proves a clog and a hindrance. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. He fears every now and then that the pitcher will be "broken at the cistern;" for "the noise of the grinders is low." 2. 1. Earnestly seek after an increasing meetness for future and eternal glory. Parental love is not conditioned on a child’s goodness. I am saying nothing which goes to mitigate the essential badness of sin, or God’s hatred of it, or to deny the fact of God’s punishment of it. If you would have it then, you must seek it now, in your childhood, and live in it in your youth and your manhood. H.Spurgeon. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/isaiah-46.html. Learn more today! That God Himself is unchanged when we come to old age, surely I have no need to prove. God only can enable us to accomplish it. Have I not a soul which shall never die? Increasing incapacity for enjoying the pleasures that remain to them (2Sa ). He will bear them in His arms as the parent does the child for whose welfare she is most solicitous. Let us work while it is called to-day. "I have made you," and (chap. Remember that old age is near the confines of another world. "Even to your old age," &c. Surpasses that of the most tender parent, which naturally dies away as the child reaches manhood. You have the promise of effectual support and of complete deliverance. 1. Daily familiarise yourself to the thought of your approaching end. 3. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. He cares for us with infinitely more concern than the very best earthly father. That He is thus unchangeable is clear from—. God saith in the text, “Even to your old age,” &c. I. {See Trapp on "Psalms 48:14"}. A. 3. Bible Study Resources > Scripture Prints > Isaiah 46:4 Isaiah 46:4 SKU: $5.00. True, death is also near the young; only to them he does not show himself so plainly. Does an earthly father love his child, and shall not the Universal Parent care for the children whom His hand hath formed? How unreasonable and unbecoming is it for aged saints to sink under their burdens and infirmities! (1.) In the continued possession of his life's chief good. Endeavour in the midst of your trials to cultivate a thankful disposition. It is that which defines the measure of the prodigal’s sin. Old age with God--it can stand with the prophet, even in the midst of catastrophe and ruin and death, claiming as its own the sustaining words, “Even to your old age I am He,” &c. (J. R.Macduff, D. D.). "God can put a fresh kernel into an old and worn-out husk." He will lead and carry us through life to old age; and in old age will relieve the darkness by the brightness of His presence, the sufficiency of His power, and the tenderness of His love. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. (1) The desperate condition of the daughters of Zion. Old age without God--it is graphically described, in this chapter, as the overturn of all worldly pride and glory--“Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth”; it is the spoliation of the earthly temple, the pillage of everything that ministered to earth’s ephemeral happiness. Conscience whispers, “God indeed made thee, but what if thou hast unmade thyself? You dare not be passive in God’s carriage. God is a tender parent, unwearied in His attention. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". If the prodigal had not come back repentant, he would not have had the robe and the ring. Redeemer (chap. He has cared for us ever since He did make us: "Borne by Me from the birth, carried by Me from the womb!" For her carriage and bearing in life the soul requires the assurance that the moral laws of the universe are as conscience has interpreted them to her, and will continue to be as in experience she has found them. It is in accordance with this holy loving will that the cry is published in Isaiah 45:22: "Turn unto me, and be ye saved, all ye ends of the earth; for I am God, and none else." He is your Maker. But now we come to our real subject, which is, to consider THE TIME OF OLD AGE AS A SPECIAL PERIOD, and to mark, therefore, the constancy of Divine love--that God bears and succours His servants in their later years. Isaiah 46:4 Even to your old age I will be the same,And even to your graying years I will bear you!I have done it, and I will carry you;And I will bear you and I will deliver you. It is getting dark and late and lonely, and not many people are tramping your road now. Some from whom they have good reason to expect assistance, ungratefully forsake them. He has peculiar fellowship with Christ. Sometimes a man’s heart will shake him off this ground.—Conscience says, ‘God has made thee, but thou hast unmade thyself.’ When this comes to a man it is the most sinking time in his life. Remember your individual interest in the special care of your Heavenly Father. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Guernsey: The American National Preacher. Even though he go astray, and others cast him off, the mother will not give him up. 1999. The words "I am He" mean "I am still the same: I will not alter. As the Creator of our bodies and the Father of our spirits, God acknowledges His obligation to guide and care for us. It contains the record of long years of allegiance and service—of many a purpose which had its origin in a love that embraced both God and man; of many a scheme of usefulness, &c. Happy the man! 2. It is not necessarily so with the intellectual and spiritual powers, which are often most vigorous in advanced life. The obligations that rest upon us to love and serve Him who thus cares for us. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. God is under the stress of the parental instinct to take our sicknesses and to bear our infirmities, and He yields to it, gives Himself up to it in His own Divine measure. 373-382. God delivers us also by trouble (Psa ). This golden thread of divine care runs through the whole web of our life, brightening its most sombre colours. III. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/isaiah-46.html. A wise thing to do. All nations made claims that their god or gods were the most powerful; an… "What do you mean by putting ourselves in the way of the promise?" It will be executed with unfailing faithfulness. 5. Many are the afflictions and temptations of old age, but the Lord delivereth them out of them all Human life is like a hill. Of peculiar solicitude. Isa ). To Him you are under innumerable obligations as your creator, preserver, and benefactor. How blessed it is to begin in the early morning to love and serve God! (2.) II. Have we not heard the aged speak in terms of satisfaction and thankfulness, notwithstanding the trials they have experienced in their life journey? But God's promise is larger than our poor thoughts. They broke the idols into pieces and loaded them on pack animals and on ox carts and carted them to the dump. III. Plutarch giveth this for a reason why old men are so covetous, viz., because they fear they shall not have τους θρεψοντας και τους θαψοντας, such as will keep them while they live, and such as will bury them decently when dead. Size is 8 x 10. Yet old age is the period of life when there is diminished ability to endure privation. 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