Then he will say: Where are their gods,
the rock in which they took refuge,
who ate the fat of their sacrifices,
and drank the wine of their libations?
Let them rise up and help you, let them be your protection!
See now that I, even I, am he;
there is no God besides me.
Our Redeemer—the Lord of hosts is his name—
is the Holy One of Israel.
In the song which Moses recited as his last speech in the presence of Joshua and the people of Israel, we are told that there is only one GOD. (If you have a few minutes for some additional reading, the song fills most of Deuteronomy chapter 32. It gives a great synopsis of life in faith up to that moment.) This song states plainly that the Almighty Creator is the one true God, as opposed to many gods which vie for our attention and allegiance.
When we listen on to the words from the Psalms and the prophecy of Isaiah, we find that our Redeemer, the Lord of Hosts, is called the Holy One of Israel. That title is repeated again and again in scripture. As we have reflected on many different numbers in the scriptures, we have seen that many of them have served as a countdown to the One, as they have pointed us toward God.
Our God is the One upon which we should always focus. The One True God, the Holy One of Israel made us, redeems and claims us, and came in human flesh to save us.
That’s One worthy of our attention and allegiance.
Thank you, God, for caring so much to call us into a One on one relationship with You. We treasure what you have given us, life and life abundant, through our Lord and Savior Jesus in whose name we pray. Amen.