The Lord Our Husband – Part 2

For your Maker is your husband,
The Lord of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
Isaiah 54:5 (NKJV)

As we delve into Scripture to learn about the character and nature of the Lord our Husband in order for us to grow in our interactions and intimacy with Him, we also see instructions as to how we are to interact with and respond to the Lord our Husband.

Names of the Lord Our Husband

Isaiah 54:5 shows us several names that are specific to the Lord as our Husband.

  • Our Maker is our Husband.
  • Our Husband’s name is the Lord of Hosts.
  • Our Redeemer is our Husband.
  • Our Husband is the Holy One of Israel.
  • Our Husband is called the God of the whole earth.

The Lord Our Husband and Psalm 24

One of my favorite names of the Lord my Husband is the Lord of Hosts. One of my favorite passages of Scripture is Psalm 24. Amazingly enough, the description of the Lord our Husband correlates to Psalm 24 where the Lord of Hosts is directly referred to as the King of Glory. We can gain much knowledge of our Husband by studying Psalm 24. Many of our Husband’s names in Isaiah 54:5 are connected to Psalm 24. In addition to Psalm 24 speaking of the character, nature and role of our Husband, it also instructs us of our behavior and response to Him.

Verse one of Psalm 24 describes the domain of our Husband who is called the God of the whole earth.

The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell therein.

Verse 2 speaks of the Lord our Maker. Isaiah 51:12-16 connects the Lord our Maker to the Lord who created the heavens and the foundation of the earth.

For He has founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the waters.

Verses 3 and 4 define our role and response to our Husband the Holy One of Israel.

Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully.

Verse 5 correlates to the Lord our Husband our Redeemer.

He shall receive blessing from the Lord,
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Verse 6 mentions Jacob. Jacob was renamed Israel. In this verse we can see the connection to our Husband as the Holy One of Israel. Our response to Him is to seek His face.

This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him,
Who seek Your face. 

Verse 7 instructs us to lift up our heads and to open our hearts to allow our Husband, the King of Glory to come in. To understand how verse 7 connects with our Husband, we need to look ahead to verse 10 that equates the King of Glory as the Lord of Hosts.

Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.

Verse 8 describes characteristics of the King of Glory, our Husband. Our Husband is a mighty warrior. He is strong and mighty in battle. We have a victorious Husband!

Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.

Verse 9 repeats instructions and the invitation to lift up our heads and gates to let in our Husband the King of Glory. It also introduces our Husband, the King of Glory, as the Lord of Hosts. We need to welcome Him and worship Him every time He returns victorious from battles on our behalf.

Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.

Verse 10 defines the King of Glory as the Lord of Hosts. Our Husband whose name is the Lord of Hosts is one and the same with the King of Glory.

Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the King of glory. 

Copyright 2016 Rivkah Isaacs

The Lord Our Husband – Part 1

For your Maker is your husband,
The Lord of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
Isaiah 54:5 (NKJV)

Isaiah 54:5 shows us several things about the Lord and several of His titles. It also shows us that they are linked to one another.

Names of the Lord Our Husband

  • Our Maker is our Husband.
  • Our Husband’s name is the Lord of Hosts.
  • Our Redeemer is our Husband.
  • Our Husband is the Holy One of Israel.
  • Our Husband is called the God of the whole earth.

To make the jump from our Maker is our Husband, to our Husband is our Redeemer, we need to apply the transitive property of equality in math. It is important to note the punctuation in the verse along with the use of the conjunction “and,” which connects Maker and Redeemer. “For your Maker is your husband…and your Redeemer….”

Transitive Property of Equality

The transitive property of equality in math is, “If a=b, and b=c, then a=c.” So, if we apply the transitive property of equality to Isaiah 54:5, here is what it looks like:

A  B
If Husband = Maker,
B  C
And Maker =  Redeemer,
A C
Then Husband =  Redeemer.

Why is this important to know?

Knowing the names of the Lord our Husband is key to understanding how to communicate and interact with our Husband. In natural relationships, we know the names of our friends, co-workers, spouses, etc. We also know the different roles each of us have according to the title of boss, co-worker, mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, etc. When introducing someone, we do not introduce someone as his or her title in relationship to us. When a wife introduces her husband to her friends, it is not appropriate for her to say, “So and so, please meet my husband. Husband, please meet so and so.” “My husband” is not his name, nor is it the name another person would use refer to him. Rather, we introduce someone by his or her name. This is the same for the Lord as our Husband. In Christ, we share the Lord as our Husband. But, for those who are not yet believers, we need to know how to introduce our Husband by His name and His roles in order to communicate with others who He is—so that they too may get to know Him.

The more we get to know someone, the more we know them in their different roles and would approach them according to a particular role in certain situations. This is the same as getting to know and understand how to interact with the Lord our Husband. It is key to intimacy with Him. Over the course of the next while, more information will be forthcoming on the roles of our Husband according to His names in Scripture.


Copyright 2016 Rivkah Isaacs