Isaiah 46:3b-4…3b who have been sustained from the womb, carried along since birth. 4 I will be the same until your old age, and I will bear you up when you turn gray. I have made you, and I will carry you; I will bear and save you. [HCSB]
Six great promises of God from the womb to heaven for the person who has faith in Jesus.
3b who have been sustained from the womb, carried along since birth. 4 I will be the same until your old age, We have been sustained by the Lord from the womb through birth to our old age. We were conceived with a sin nature and born with a sin nature. The Lord promised David that he would see his son that died shortly after birth, again in heaven. A So we know that all children from conception to the age of accountability for their sin will be in heaven with Jesus. Jesus will be the same from then until old age.
Hopefully, sometime during this time, you realized you were a sinner and needed a Savior and turned in faith to Jesus for salvation.
4b and I will bear you up when you turn gray. When we turn gray we need Jesus and His grace more than ever. As the ravages of old age start to dim our mind and cause our bodies to be frail Jesus will still bear us up. We can still finish strong living one day at a time Jesus-centered.
4c I have made you, He reminds us that He created us and that He is worthy of daily praise and worship. B
4d and I will carry you; He reminds us that He will carry us and we do not have to fear the pains of and rigors of old age but can be thankful because He is carrying us along one day at a time. Even in this phase of our life, we can finish strong as Disciple-makers.
4d I will bear and save you. When our time on earth ends Jesus will bear His Disciple’s soul to heaven C and at the rapture D of the church our soul will be reunited with our body. E Unfortunately, those who rejected Jesus on earth will be judged by Jesus and doomed to the lake of fire forever. F
Praise the Lord Jesus for His grace and goodness! G
Notes: A- 2 Samuel 12:23d;
B- a daily prayer of praise and worship; “ 8b Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come”. “ 11 Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” [Revelation 4:8b, 11];
C- “ 38 For I am convinced that neither death,…will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.“ [Romans 8:38-39], “ We are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.“ [2 Corinthians 5:8], “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.“ [Philippians 1:21,23b];
G- Lyrics from stanza 5 of How Firm A Foundation:
“E’en down to old age all My people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And then, when grey hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne.”