Isaiah 12:2,3 - God is my salvation! I will trust Him and not be afraid, for He is .....

Isa.12:2,3: God is my salvation! I will trust Him and not be 
afraid, for He is my strength and my song. With joy I will draw water 
from the wells of salvation. 

CONTENT; What's in the verse; Translations; Paraphrase; Word 

Isaiah 12:2, 3 (AMP)  Behold, God, my salvation! I will trust 
and not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and song; yes, He 
has become my salvation. Therefore with joy will you draw water from 
the wells of salvation. 

God is my salvation. In the last days the faithful remnant will 
be saved from the power of the enemy by the hand of the Lord. [SDA 

The Lord Jehovah. A repetition of the sacred name, first in its 
abbreviated form and then in full. [SDA Commentary] 

Wells. Perhaps an allusion to God's abundant provision of water 
for Israel during the desert wanderings. But here God's future 
saving act is itself the "well" from which Israel will draw life-giving 
water. [NIV SB] 

Wells of salvation. Christ is the fountain whence flows the 
water that will bring life and healing to the nations. [SDA 

CONTEXT; What's around the verse; Overview; Topic:

A reluctant Ahaz was given the sign of Immanuel (7:1-16), and 
told that Assyria, on whom he relied, would bring devastation to 
Judah (v. 17-8:22). Yet a Child identified as "Mighty God" would be 
born and reign on David's throne (9:1-7), but not before the 
wickedness of Israel, Judah, and Assyria have been punished (v. 8-10:19). 
The survivors of Judah would rely on the LORD (10:20-34), and 
Messiah will establish God's righteous kingdom worldwide (11:1-12:6). 
[The 365-Day Devotional Commentary] 

This chapter is a hymn of praise--another graphic description of 
the people's joy when Jesus Christ comes to reign over the earth. 
Even now we need to express our gratitude to God--thanking him, 
praising him, and telling others about him. From the depths of our 
gratitude, we must praise him. And we should share the Good News with 
others. [Life Application SB] 

A Song of Praise to God
Songs of Praise for Salvation
The Lord Is My Strength and My Song  (12:1-6)

CROSS REFERENCES; What's in verses elsewhere.

Psalm 118:14 (KJV)  The Lord is my strength and song, and is 
become my salvation.  

Isaiah 26:4 (KJV)  Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the 
Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:  

Isaiah 45:22 (KJV)  Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends 
of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  

Romans 1:16 (KJV)  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: 
for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that 
believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  

1 Tim. 3:16 (KJV)  And without controversy great is the mystery 
of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the 
Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the 
world, received up into glory.  

Psalm 36:9a (KJV)  For with thee is the fountain of life: 

Isaiah 55:1-3 (KJV)  Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to 
the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, 
come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. [2] Wherefore 
do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for 
that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye 
that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. [3] 
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and 
I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure 
mercies of David.  

Jeremiah 2:13 (KJV)  For my people have committed two evils; 
they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them 
out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.  

John 4:14 (KJV)  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I 
shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him 
shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.  

John 7:37-38 (KJV)  In the last day, that great day of the 
feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come 
unto me, and drink. [38] He that believeth on me, as the scripture 
hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.  

Rev. 7:17 (KJV)  For the Lamb which is in the midst of the 
throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of 
waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.  

Rev. 22:17 (KJV)  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And 
let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. 
And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.  

COMMENTARY / APPLICATION: Moving From The Head To The Heart
What is God teaching here? What does it teach about Jesus?

Hebrew maidens sang as they drew water from their life-giving 
wells. These words fit well the messianic picture of ch 11. They find 
their deepest fulfillment in Jesus Christ, the Water of life (Jn 
4:10). The living water in God's well of salvation can never be 
exhausted. [Disciple SB] 

We Live In Hope (ISA. 11-12)
One of the best movies I've seen in several years is Dead Poets' 
Society. It tells the story of a teacher who challenges students at an 
exclusive private school to think for themselves--with tragic results. One 
young man finds the courage for the first time to do what he wants 
rather than what his father demands. He acts in a play. His angry 
father takes him out of the school, tells him he has to spend the next 
10 years studying for a medical career, and forbids him to ever act 
again. That night, unable to face such a future, the young man takes 
his father's gun and commits suicide. 
That's a strange thing about suicide. Most people who kill 
themselves do so because they feel hopeless. Most who kill themselves don't 
do so because of some terrible present lack. They have money, food, 
clothing, shelter, and friends now. It's just that looking ahead, they 
can't see any meaningful future. 
Isaiah 11 and 12 remind us that it's just the opposite for true 
believers. The believer of Isaiah's day faced imminent danger from powerful 
foreign enemies. His society was marked by injustice; many may well have 
been homeless and hungry. Yet what Isaiah offered God's people was a 
vision of the future. A descendant of David (11:1) will appear, to 
establish righteousness on earth (vv. 2-5). In His day nature itself will 
be at peace (vv. 6-9). All the hostile world powers that have 
threatened Judah will rally to Israel's Messiah, and the LORD will "reach 
out His hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of 
His people" (vv. 10-16). Then God's people will know the full 
meaning of salvation, and will together sing praises and give thanks 
Inspired by this vision of the future, the believer was filled 
with hope. 
How strange it is. The suicide, who has everything needed for 
life on earth, kills himself because he can't face the future. Yet 
many a believer who has suffered persecution or lacked life's 
necessities has lived victoriously because his hope is fixed in God. 
In Christ, the future is never truly bleak. Beyond whatever 
darkness we face, we know there lies a glorious tomorrow. [The 365-Day 
Devotional Commentary] 

"No man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when 
tomorrow's burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more 
than a man can bear. Never load yourself so. If you find yourself so 
loaded, at least remember this: it is your own doing, not God's. He begs 
you to leave the future to Him, and mind the present." George 
MacDonald [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary] 

The preceding three chapters spoke of deliverance with strong 
messianic implications. Isaiah provided a psalm of thanks for the people 
to sing when God fulfills His promises. Praise is the language of 
the day of the Lord. [Disciple SB]