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What is God's righteous right hand in the context of Isaiah 41:10?


Isaiah 41:10

ESV - 10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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Mini Anonymous
It means God's divine protection will be with us even as we continue to be obedient to His word.

September 19 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Jim New Just a follower of Jesus Christ and him only!
Here's ans answer from John Gill:
Isaiah 41:10
Fear thou not, for I am with thee
Not merely by his essence or power, who is every where; or by his providence supporting, preserving, observing, ordering, and overruling all things; but in a way of special grace, to guard and protect his people, support and supply them, comfort and strengthen their hearts; wherefore they need not fear any of their enemies, nor whatsoever they may be called to suffer for his name's sake, even though they pass through fire and water, and the valley of the shadow of death: be not dismayed, I am thy God;
through Christ, in a covenant way, as appeared by the effectual calling of them; and therefore might depend on his love, be sure of his power, expect all needful supplies, and to be comfortably carried through every service and trial they were called unto; and need fear no enemies, or be dismayed at anything that should befall them; or become weak as water, and their hearts melt like wax within them, as the Jewish commentators generally interpret the word {n}. The Targum is,

``be not broken;''
in spirit. The word signifies to look about, as persons in distress, and amazed: I will strengthen thee;
with strength in their souls, to perform duties, exercise grace, withstand corruptions, resist temptations, bear afflictions, suffer persecutions, and do their generation work, according to the will of God; and if God is the strength of his people, they need not be afraid of any persons or things, ( Psalms 27:1-3 ) : yea, I will help thee;
help them out of all their afflictions and temptations, and out of the hands of all their enemies; help them in the discharge of duty, in the exercise of grace, in bearing the cross, in fighting the Lord's battles, and in their journey to another world; help them to every mercy, temporal and spiritual, to all needful supplies of grace, and at last to glory; whose help is suitable and seasonable, and may be expected, since he is able to help, either with or without means; has promised to help his people, as here, and he is faithful that has promised; he has laid help on one that is mighty, and set up a throne of grace to come to for help in time of need; and seeing he is their helper, they need not fear what men or devils can do unto them, ( Hebrews 13:5 Hebrews 13:6 ) I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness;
either by his almighty power, or by his Son, the man of his right hand, made strong for himself, and the author of righteousness to his people: this is expressive of his sustentation of them, not merely in a providential way, but in a way of special grace; and of his powerful protection and preservation of them, so as that they shall stand in the grace of God, go on in his ways, and not fall finally and totally, but persevere to the end, though their trials and temptations may be great and many.

September 20 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Anonymous
It goes along with the scripture in Isaiah that says. He will keep in perfect peace whose heart is stayed on Him!

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9aa51e4b447252291b959c696fb96539 400x400 Jeremiah Kaaya Pastor at Springs of Power Church, Teacher by professional
For if in Isaiah 41:10 God says; "....I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness". What is the message here? What lessons do we draw out of this?

The following lessons can be drawn from this scripture;

1) What is righteousness?
2) Isn't Jesus the right hand?
3) Isn't it a way God is emphasizing all He does is by righteousness?

What is righteousness?

Righteousness is God's way. It is exclusively of God to be righteous. Nobody else is counted righteous besides God.

How are we counted righteous?

It had been counted of Adam and Eve for righteousness by way of having been created in God's image. They had been obedient to God and there was a flourishing relationship between man and God. But when in Gen 3 Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they lost their right of righteousness.

But because God loved man more than any other creature ever to have been, He never gave up on him, neither has He to date. And the fact being that man had lost his right of righteousness, he had automatically detached himself from God. That is why Adam and Eve after disobeying God, they lost their sense of belonging and began to wonder how they had been unexpectedly come to this state. God showed up and covered on their nakedness with animal skin. This is symbolic of the role of the blood of animals in the Old Testament of covering on the human sin. But it was only a covering anyway. It wasn't therefore holistic enough to wash away the human sin.

On account of the above, there was call for a more critical solution to this state of affairs. Man had already turned himself into being all sinful. Neither was the blood of the innocent animals good enough to wash away the sin. For God never only wanted to cover upon the sin, but to wash it away. For He loved to restore the relationship with man which had been there before man sinned. God decided that to have this done, He had to send His Son whose blood had no any infestation of sin. For it has all the capacity to wash away all sin.

So when we lost our righteousness on account of being the children of Adam and Eve who disobeyed God, the only alternative through which we can regain our lost righteousness is by the acceptance of Jesus and submission to His Lordship.

Thus, for Isaiah 41:10 to say; "...I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness" means the only way we can have a flourishing communion with God is when we are righteous. Everything had to be done just to bring back this about. That just Adam and Eve out of will gave away their right of righteousness, so it is that out of will, we confess Christ to get it back.

Isn't Jesus the right hand?

Romans 8:34 says; Jesus is seated on the right hand of God pleading for us. The righteous right hand of God therefore is Jesus Himself. For He is the right hand being spoken of in Isaiah 41:10 because by Jesus' death on the cross, our sins are forgiven and our righteousness is restored. God the Father is therefore upholding us by Jesus being seated on the right hand of God interceding for our transformation. His resurrection is our everlasting hope of life after death. 

Isn't it a way God is emphasizing all He does is by righteousness?

Additionally, what I learn from Isaiah 41:10 is that by this scripture, God is emphasizing to us there is no other way He does anything besides righteousness. For He says it is by His right hand of righteousness that he will uphold us. For He is a righteous God, He can only save by righteousness. For God would have only commanded that we all be declared righteous without necessarily having Jesus to die on the cross. But God is a just God. The devil through his craftiness had won us away. It was a crafty move, but Adam and Eve had willingly given us away. But because God does nothing besides righteousness, He equally had to be fair to the devil by buying us back with the shading of the blood of His Son. To regain our right of righteousness, we have to let in the righteous Jesus.

September 29 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 NLT

With the right hand of my righteousness - With my faithful right hand. The phrase is a Hebrew mode of expression, meaning that God's hand was faithful, that it might be relied on, and would secure them. --Barnes' Notes.

right hand of my righteousness—that is, My right hand prepared in accordance with My righteousness (faithfulness to My promises) to uphold thee. JFB

The Jewish captives did not need to fear either Cyrus (Isa 41:2, "the righteous man from the east," or Babylon {"Cyrus the Great of Persia, a type of Christ as he would free God's people from the bondage in Babylon (Isa 44:28)"}, because Cyrus was working for God, and Babylon would be no more. As you read this paragraph, you sense God’s love for His people and His desire to encourage them to trust Him for the future. RSB, WWW

The expression ”this one from the east” refers to the Persian conqueror Cyrus, as later texts indicate (see Isa. 44:28-45:6; 46:11; 48:14-16).

And what will He do with His "righteous right hand"? He says, "I will strengthen you." God Himself now offers comfort and reassurance, similar to that proclaimed in Isa 40:31. FSB

“He [God] is your Shepherd, Protector, and Guide,
Leading His children where still waters glide.” (Crosby)

February 06 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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