Facing Fear in a Troubled World
I. In this troubled world remember who rules. (Vv 1-4)
II. In this troubled world avoid idolatry. (Vv 5-7)
III. In this troubled world don’t be afraid. (Vv 8-10)
The word “but” at the beginning of these verses is important. Isaiah is drawing a contrast. On the one hand, the nations nervously prop up their helpless, homemade saviors. On the other hand, the Sovereign of the universe chooses us and upholds us by his unerringly righteous right hand.