As I read Isaiah 45:1-13, there is one, single, consistent, mind-numbing, eternity-changing, thought:
God equips, empowers, and energizes even those who do not know him as Lord and Savior in order to accomplish his majestic purposes.
I ask, “Why does he do this?” The answer comes in verses 5-6:
So that everyone, from east to west, may know that Yahweh is God, and that there is no other.
Truly our God’s mind and will is unsearchable and inscrutable. How awesome are his ways!