It is a purpose formed in infinite wisdom. What stronger argument can there be to encourage your faith in His promises, than your long experience of His goodness? 2. 4And even to old age. 3. H.Spurgeon. Your carriages were heavily loaded: Isaiah pictures God's people How many joys he can remember, &c. And yet, looking back upon all, he can say, "Even to old age He is the same," &c. How frequently has he been forced to exclaim, "Though friends have departed, yet there is a Friend who sticketh closer than a brother; on Him I still trust, and to Him I still commit my soul.". The doctrine, then, is twofold: that God Himself is the same, whatever may be our age; and that God’s dealings towards us, both in providence and in grace, are alike unchanged. They encouraged the exiled Jews to put their trust in the Lord. Some from whom they have good reason to expect assistance, ungratefully forsake them. On this promise God rests His claim to our undivided trust. 1 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast.. If old age has its afflictions, it has also its immunities. This implies something more than to guide and to lead. What they hear and read quickly slips away; and their minds are no longer easily impressed with divine truths. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Parents usually die before their children. When he says, “Even to old age,” (217) it might be thought absurd; for we ought to become full-grown men after having been carried by God from infancy. The inhabitant within peeps out at the windows of your body, sees and hears, is collecting knowledge on which it may live and be happy when the house of the body totters with age, and is crumbling into dust. "I will bear." All the inward dispositions that will make us conquerors over our circumstances. Learn more today! The repeated and explicit declarations of Holy Scripture (H. E. I. To the Christian the brightest and happiest period in his history. The argument here is, that he who had watched over the infancy of his people with so much solicitude, would not leave them in the exposures, and infirmities, and trials of the advanced years of their history. His one solicitude now is, to examine himself whether he is in the faith. Guernsey: The American National Preacher. ), I have made and will carry. BibliographyGill, John. The old man has a good experience to talk about. The Psalmist says, "He has made me and fashioned me;" He has made me what is called a man. The purport of this gracious promise.—God's perpetual presence with His people (Heb ). God does not regard what we deserve, but continues his grace toward us; and therefore we ought to draw confidence from it, “Thou didst createus, not only that we might be human beings, but that we might be thy children; and therefore thou wilt continue till the end to exercise continually toward us the care of a father and of a mother.”. Creator. The God of our youth and manhood will be the God of our old age, losing none of the tenderness with which He has guided us through previous stages. His carrying is not mechanical, but natural; not from below, but from within. 3. He will bear them in His arms as the parent does the child for whose welfare she is most solicitous. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. he hath more solicitude about his bodily frame. How long will God bear, carry, and deliver us? This instinct has formed the turning-point in many a man’s life. 2. Clearly, then, the mind and heart and conscience should be prepared. $5.00. III. 1909-1922. To Him you are under innumerable obligations as your creator, preserver, and benefactor. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:4". (3.) "I am He"—an expressive word elsewhere rendered "the same" (Psa ). "Even to," &c. There is no use for a pilot who will not conduct you to port; of a guide who will leave you at the most critical part of your journey. The most terrible anguish of the heart, however, is that it carries something which can shake a man off even that ground. Others have claimed us as children; and we early learned to say, My father. The argument becomes stronger when addressed to those whom God has created anew in Christ (Psa ; Psa 138:8; Php 1:6). Still, with a heart as young as ever, and even younger, look the fact of advancing age in the face. Various are the burdens which the aged have to bear, and various are the duties which they are required to perform, and for which they have no might. (4.) Of our life-work. God says, "I will." Home × This is the most obvious and impressive evidence. God’s continued presence with them. Church Pulpit Commentary. May we not ask Him to bear with us whom He made, redeemed, and took to be His children by adoption and grace? Of peculiar blessedness. 2. God will deliver them out of all their fears and tribulations. I knew that just before I should reach home I should pass through what to me was the gloomiest and thickest wood that ever was. The mother beateth not her child in her bosom, when grown to some size. 2254, 2256, 2324, 2341). And yet from the depth of sin-consciousness there is an appeal to God. Yet they are not left to perish in their weakness. "I have made, and I will bear." 4. Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) Scofield: Definitions: Interlinear: Library: Topical Studies: X-References: Verse Comparison: Isaiah 46:4. In the agony of his mind the Cardinal exclaimed, "Had I but served my God with half the zeal I have served my king, He would not have forsaken me in my old age." New York. Smithson's translation of the Isaiah text is appended below the explanation.1. What a precious thought, young men and women, is contained in this text! For though this passage refers primarily to a people, or a community as such, yet I see no reason why the principle should not be regarded as applicable to those who are literally aged. See Psalms 48:14. (C. They insure, &c. These are well, but they are externals. THE PERIOD OVER WHICH GOD'S CARE EXTENDS.—"Even to your old age," "to hoar hairs." Exclusion from the services of the sanctuary (Psa ). It will be executed with unfailing faithfulness. "I am He that I was of old to the saints in former generations, and will continue the same through every succeeding age, and not like the idols of the heathen, that were made yesterday, and are destroyed to-morrow." 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." 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:. Let us proceed with the text by way of question and answer. Therefore, instead of fretting and complaining in the midst of trial, plead it, and it will be fulfilled to you. The family swallows up all. 1. Aged saints are under great obligations to God, and should be faithful unto death. He redeemed, and will lead to perfect rest and joy. This may be intimated in the phrase--“I will bear.” Men are more disposed to bear with the young than with the old. It makes all the difference to a man how he conceives his religion--whether as something that he has to carry, or as something that will carry him. Earthly possessions, instead of a help, often become a burden and a snare. But is there no promise of God to you that you suppose about to-morrows? We are a deadweight; but it matters nought to Him. As the Creator of our bodies and the Father of our spirits, God acknowledges His obligation to guide and care for us. THE IMMUTABILITY OF GOD. 1. 1. V. In the near prospect of realising his life's brightest hopes. 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. God made you: must He not therefore be a very powerful Being? 2. God reigns; the laws of life are righteous; creation is guided to peace. Your idols were on the beasts and on the cattle. But the Lord will deliver them from all their fears, will strengthen their hearts, and will make them desire to depart and be with Christ (H. E. I,. This is the case of the labouring poor, and of many widows. 1. (1.) Consider the time of old age as a special period, needing manifestations of the constancy of divine love. He has peculiar fellowship with Christ. But that which the godly man chose many years ago as the chief portion of his soul, is still the light and joy of his being. Try it free for 30 days. Many distrust religion, as if it were to be an overbearing of their originality. Is it a time of diminished comforts? He will accomplish that which concerneth us (chap. But in the majority of cases, it is impossible. (3.) If you cannot do this, adorn and recommend religion by patience and resignation to His will, and by quietly waiting for His salvation. No one is more qualified than kind-hearted old men to convert the young; when the young Christian comes to them, they say, "Do not fear: I have gone through the waters, and they have not overflown me," &c. The promise assures aged saints of the kindest tokens of endearment from their God and Father. God has a large family; but, as Bishop Hall observes, none of His children can go alone. (f) Seeing I have begotten you, I will nourish and preserve you forever. Few of the companions of their early days remain. 2. The life-long Friend still remains, "when other helpers fail and comforts flee." He is your Maker. Isaiah 46:4 Parallel. Guard against the temptations incident to your condition. Let the conduct of God to the aged be imitated by us as far as possible. Isaiah 46:4. Yet old age is the period of life when there is diminished ability to endure privation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/isaiah-46.html. Even to your old age I will be the same, And even to your graying years I will bear you! He hath no children to launch out in business. 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. 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. It should stimulate us to seek freedom from all fickleness—a steadiness of principle, purpose, action (Psa ; Psa 108:1). Could we ask those who inhabit the celestial mansions, ‘doth God care for His people?' One reason why we take so slowly to the idea of God’s bearing or carrying us, is because we divorce it from the fact that He made us; and we rook at the bearing simply as a concession, forgetting that God the Redeemer is bound up with God the Creator. The Biblical Illustrator. II. He will ever succour them under their trials. The greatest promises, if made by those destitute of power to fulfil them, excite contempt; or, if made by persons whose integrity is questionable, are thought of with the torturing anxieties of suspicion, rather than the comforts of hope; but in God we see everything to make distrust appear foolish and criminal, and to produce a steadfast and triumphant faith. 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.). Unable to support or deliver, these gods become burdens, drags, encumbrances which must be supported. He will correct you for the failings of age to secure their amendment, and to make your decline a more happy specimen of the beauty and the power of religion; but it will be with a gentle hand. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Is it not the same as that which animated thee when thou wast first united with the Christian Church? 2. 3. 2. What is at the bottom of the whole story but this truth of sonship? The promise of the text will show you, if you live to be old, how God will be your friend in that needful time, if you put yourself in the way of the promise. The reason for this great disparity between those gods and the LORD is clearly the truth that Yahweh is the one true God, sovereign over all creation. Now viewing scripture range from the book of Isaiah chapter 46:3 through chapter 46:4... Isaiah Chapter 46. Besides, you are His workmanship, created anew in Christ Jesus unto good works. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Isaiah 46:4". Isaiah looks into the next two centuries. To distrust Him will be peculiarly unreasonable, and highly ungrateful. His promises are made to His friends; His threats to His enemies. God's people are always the objects of His tender solicitude. God saith in the text, “Even to your old age,” &c. I. God is ever present and ever active, and all the operations of nature are the manifestations of His living care (Psa ; Mat 10:29; Luk 12:24, &c.). (2.) 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.". 1. There are peculiar communings, peculiar openings of the gates of paradise, peculiar visions of glory, just as you come near to it. Isaiah 46:4, ESV: "even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you.I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save." 4. IV. Let us see how God does carry. In this the care of God for his people surpasses that of the most tender parent, and the most kind nourisher of the young. He has learned by a thousand proofs that "all things work together for good," &c. IV. Remember that old age is near the confines of another world. even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. 4. And will He not answer, “I have made, and I will bear”? A. Should they survive until their children become old, they are themselves cast on the care of their children. Why should the “must” hold in the one case any more than in the other? In a yet more special sense His own believing people (1Ti ). The teaching and promises of His Word (Psa ; 2Sa 23:5; Isa 49:15; Heb 6:17-18, &c.). Even fatherhood has limitations. THE ARGUMENT BY WHICH GOD ENCOURAGES US TO EXPECT HIS CONTINUED CARE. And the most steadfast moral universe, and most righteous moral governor, is no comfort--but rather the reverse--to the man with a bad conscience, whether thatconscience be due to the guilt or to the habit of sin. It is mentioned to the honour of Job in his great affliction, that in all this he sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. But it was not necessary to mention it--old age and death are so near each other--they touch. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". There is everything to invite our firm reliance (2Ti ; 2Ti 4:18). THE EXPLANATION of Isaiah Chapter 46 (Note: Rev. Men do so in many respects. Never let it go. (J. R. Macduff, D. D.), Old age without God--it is the picture of querulousness, discontent, fretfulness, gloom! BibliographyTorrey, R. A. The Hebrew word הוא (hu) is, in my opinion, very emphatic, though some interpreters render it simply by the demonstrative pronoun He; (216) but it means that God is always “the same” and like himself, not only in his essence, but with respect to us, so that we ourselves shall feel that he is the same. The happiness that comes from ability to glorify God—in a different way, but as really as now.—This is a great promise, but God can fulfil it (Jer ). I am the same. The sun of God's favour may shine on the declining days of a life spent in the darkness of unbelief, but such a case does not fall within the scope of this promise. His permanent existence. I remain, unchangeably, with the same tenderness, the same affection, the same care. II. The children who were their joy then causes of anxiety and sorrow (Genesis 42; Lev ; 2Sa 15:30; 2Sa 18:33). In the contemplation of his life's history, because of the lessons it has served to teach. 2. Let not God's people be afraid of either. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". The aged need the fulfilment of this promise. when we have grown old.—Its fulfilment means the securing for us—. All things, &c., change; but God is ever the same. Let it teach you patience. Nothing can exhibit the character of God in a more amiable point of view, than the representations which the Scriptures give us of His conduct to youth and age. 1. III. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:4". 1. In contrast to them Jehovah, who had, like a mother, carried His people, would continue to carry them, through all the duration of their existence. In hours of anguish for recent sin. Psa . Those with whom they are obliged to have dealings are apt to take advantage of their decays to deceive them. But suddenly, suddenly, in this darkness and loneliness, God’s voice rings out, “I am here; fear not; never nearer than now, in your hoar hairs and old age.” (J. In anything that one makes he has a peculiar interest. Let it teach you to be joyful. The Psalmist was, and others often are. "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.". Acknowledge the fact of advancing age. This gospel, however, must be accompanied with repentance and perseverance in holiness. (Prof. G. A. Smith, D. D.). Frame is not included. But God having loved His own that are in the world, will love them to the end. The experience of His people (Deu ). I could almost fancy I saw the outline of a great, strong man flashed upon the darkness--so vivid was the impression, not only on the ear, but also on the imagination. "Though waves and storms go o'er my head; Though strength and health and friends be gone; The cadences of those beautiful words, borne on the still summer air, found an echo in that stricken soul. A wise thing to do. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Thou must bear thine own guilt, endure thy voluntarily contracted habits. "I will carry.… I will bear." Age does not make them less dependent, and experience only teaches them more and more their need of his sustaining grace. The promises of His Word. It is thus God bears and carries His children in their journey, when fatigued with trials.—God delivers us in trouble. Size is 8 x 10. ; which is doing more than the most tender parent does, or can, or need to do! Old age, when connected with piety, admits of many consolations. These He calls His "beloved," &c. None are overlooked or neglected. The purpose is formed in the tenderness of unchanging love. Nay, events that in the vigour of life would have given them little concern now hang as a heavy weight upon them (Ecc ). 5. You dare not be passive in God’s carriage. He fears every now and then that the pitcher will be "broken at the cistern;" for "the noise of the grinders is low." Lean on One who is independent of changes. II. 3. Trust in man is often met by faithlessness. The words "I am He" mean "I am still the same: I will not alter. And meanwhile let us not forget the lesson of His bearing as it speaks to us of duty. He is our. Give them every proper testimony of your kindness. I. The aged man, too, hath peculiar hopes. So it may be with us, if we reach it. How canst thou believe that God, in this fair world, would bear thee up, so useless, soiled, and infected a thing?” Yet here, according to His blessed Word, God does come down to bear up men. It furnishes encouragement to prayer. 309-335. "Even to boar hairs will I carry you." "Even to your old age I am He: and even to hoar hairs will I carry you." The nearness of salvation should reconcile you to affliction and death. The promise does not necessarily suppose that you will reach this period. And that care and kindness which I have had for you from the beginning, I will continue to you to the end; never forsaking you, unless you wilfully and obstinately cast me off, as the Jews did when their Messiah came. He will never abandon them to the caprice or malice of their enemies, or leave them to be the sport of circumstances. 1. Take the parable of the Prodigal Son. 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. Proprietor. 1905. I. John Trapp Complete Commentary. And even to your old age I am he.] But there is a higher sense of the expression, "I have made." Most of the friends of earlier days have gone whence there is no return; and there is neither equal disposition nor opportunity to make new ones. Isaiah 46:4 New International Version (NIV) 4 Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. Old age is a time of peculiar solicitude. It is most tender. All nations made claims that their god or gods were the most powerful; an… 1. God will not leave his people in the decline of life, when pressing infirmities are upon them, and they stand in as much need as ever of being bore up, supported, and carried: wherefore it follows. It is getting dark and late and lonely, and not many people are tramping your road now. Death stands before them; a dark enemy who must be faced; a dread moment when, amidst unknown suffering, all that has made life interesting must be left behind. This second creation far exceeds the first; it is the best of God's works,—the creation of a Christian out of a mere man. You find that in the New Testament. This is one of the promises of God. A life of usefulness will go far towards it. I remember hearing the late Mr. Jay. It is usually embittered by the recollection of many distressing bereavements. Denomination: Methodist. What a precious thought, young men and women, is contained in this text. We will notice, I. “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.). Middle-aged men, you are plunged in the midst of business, and are sometimes supposing what will become of you in your old age. "Even to your old age," &c. Surpasses that of the most tender parent, which naturally dies away as the child reaches manhood. He who freely gave you your life, will surely grant you every needful good (Mat ). 1. 1870. 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. Even amid the infirmities of age, his cup of happiness must be full. SOME OF THE ASPECTS UNDER WHICH THIS TRUTH OF GOD’S BEARING MANIFESTS ITSELF. The circumstances most needful for our true welfare. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient. Unwearied. 1876. The subject inspires us with hope. 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. In the continued possession of his life's chief good. SOME OF THE PRACTICAL LESSONS WHICH THIS DOCTRINE TEACHES. The nearer you get to the bright light of the celestial city, the clearer shall be the air. 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 his solicitude hath somewhat increased in another direction. Many are the afflictions and temptations of old age, but the Lord delivereth them out of them all Human life is like a hill. By way of contrast, the LORD saves His people to the uttermost. This golden thread of divine care runs through the whole web of our life, brightening its most sombre colours. Comforting the young believer. Behold, then, how gracious is our God! The words were spoken to the nation, but they contain a truth equally precious to every individual; and in this view we will consider them. And then God calls upon His people to consider whether He was such a god as these (Isa ). That He is thus unchangeable is clear from—. 81-82. The thing is man’s realest burden, and man’s reaiest burden is what God stoops lowest to bear (chap. 2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity. It infallibly secures the punishment of the finally impenitent. To be our Friend in old age. He sometimes in a most wonderful manner strengthens the powers of the mind. I. Scripture: Isaiah 46:4. II. He is bent on carrying out his cherished ideal. But the grace of God can strengthen the bending back and invigorate the fainting spirit. Religion, the best companion of our youth, is the only effectual support of the aged. Friends, health, business capacity, opportunities may fail. Let us not presume on it. 1. The aged Christian must be happy. 4. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. This implies weakness and inability in us, support and assistance from Him. IV. But God's faithfulness is the same; for if he be nearer death, he has the sweet satisfaction that he is nearer heaven; and if he has more need to examine himself than ever, he has also more evidence whereby to examine himself. Business, pleasure, &c., do not meet that essential condition. (Psa ; Psa 71:15). Make Him your friend. The reflection, I am poor and needy, but the Lord thinks on me, is powerfully adapted to melt the heart. Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not. (3.) 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! 4. 1. 1599-1645. old age — As “your” - “you” - “you,” are not in the Hebrew, the sentiment is more general than English Version, though of course it includes the Jews from the infancy to the more advanced age of their history (Isaiah 47:6). The generation we can now serve is passing away, and that which will then be round about us may know nothing of us. (M. R. Vincent, D. D.). Let us work while it is called to-day. He says, "I will bear, I will carry, I will deliver you." 2. Isaiah 4 – The Messiah’s Community A. Abundant testimonies of Scripture declare Him to be immutable. II. If you have received the remission of sins, &c., let your mind be directed to those duties which arise from the peculiarity of your present circumstances. "Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk."—G. How marvellous have been His patience with us and His providential care! 2. It intimates God's readiness to help them, when they seem likely to be overborne and pressed down. In this section the prophet mocks the deities of Babylon who will not only fail to save their people, but have to be rescued themselves. (Read Isaiah 46:1-4) The heathen insulted the Jews, as if their idols Bel and Nebo were too hard for Jehovah. II. BUT HOW LONG HOW FAR WILL HIS TENDERNESS AND CARE EXTEND? BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:4". Do not let the young people catch you indulging in melancholy, but go about cheerful and happy, and they will think how blessed it is to be a Christian, for so will you prove to them—to a demonstration, that even to old age God is with you, and that when your strength faileth He is still your preservation.—C. They fear that their moral infirmities will provoke the anger of their Father in heaven. What has God done for us already? 9. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/isaiah-46.html. 1840-57. Then the whole darkness was vocal with the crash of his voice. When men grow old they often find that their friends forsake them; their old acquaintance look shy on them; their children sometimes turn their backs upon them; the world is almost weary of them, and wisheth them gone. Endeavour in the midst of your trials to cultivate a thankful disposition. 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. And in His friendship there is no fickleness (Jas ). 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