Isaiah 25:9 And it will be said in that day,
“Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us.
This is the LORD for whom we have waited;
Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”
This is “that day.” That is, the descendants of Abraham may now say (and have been able to say ever since Jesus Christ accomplished the promised redemption), “This is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us.”
The promises of redemption were made
- some 700 years before Christ to Isaiah (including this verse),
- some 1,000 years before Christ to David, some 1,500 years before Christ to Moses,
- some 2,000 years before Christ to Abraham,
- and some 4,000 years before Christ to Adam and Eve.
God is patient. And He is faithful.
The wait for the accomplishment of God’s promises was a long wait…but well worth it. His people can truly “rejoice and be glad in His salvation” – forever. And “forever” will be infinitely longer than the wait.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted.