“God Is My Salvation”
2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
Elder Bruce R. McConkie wrote:
“As illustrations from Isaiah, let us quote these passages, all having reference to Jehovah: ‘Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.’ (Isa. 12:2.) After reciting how Jehovah will ‘swallow up death in victory’ and ‘wipe away tears from off all faces,’ Isaiah says: ‘And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.’ (Isa. 25:8–9.) One of the most noted of all Isaiah’s utterances says: ‘The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our King; he will save us.’ (Isa. 33:22.) Truly, O Israel, ‘thy salvation cometh,’ and ‘his [Jehovah’s] reward is with him, and his work before him.’ (Isa. 62:11.) There are, of course, many other such passages in the prophetic writings of Israel’s Messianic seer.
“Truly, ‘Salvation is of the Lord.’ (Jonah 2:9.) Such is the burden of the scriptures and the message of the Old Testament prophets. And our message is that all of their sayings tie into Christ through whose atoning power salvation has now come. Those who are His Saints have put on ‘the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.’ As Paul says: ‘God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that . . . we should live together with him.’ (1 Thes. 5:8–10.)
“And so the heavenly choirs sing of Christ. ‘Alleluia [meaning, praise Jehovah]; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God. . . . Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.’ (Rev. 19:1, 6.)”
(The Promised Messiah: The First Coming of Christ , 308–9.)