For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. Isaiah 63:8
Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O Lord, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting. Isaiah 63:16
But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Be not wroth very sore, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people. Isaiah 64:8-9
Do you catch the spirit of this scripture? do you note its deep significance? To the writer it is an admission of the responsibility of the Creator, and that admission carries with it a promise of final good to every creature, so that I do not marvel at all, nor is there any tax made upon my faith, when I am told that “the whole creation” shall ultimately be delivered, and “every created thing” shall finally praise God. He is my Redeemer; redemption is a part of creation; creation is still in progress; the Creator is the sole responsible party for the final outcome; and thus we may commit ourselves unto God in all circumstances and with the utmost confidence, as unto a faithful Creator.
This is the true basis of Redemption,-God our Creator, responsible for His own creation, and every attribute of His being pledged to its successful completion. Man’s part of the work, although necessary and important, is subordinate and intermediate-God is able, and He will. The creature may rest secure on that basis, his sole plea in every time of need, and the allsufficient ground and full assurance of his deliverance and final triumph, being, – “I am thine”
From “The True Basis of Redemption” by A.P. Adams. www.studyshelf.com