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Words of Isaiah February 23, 2008

Posted by pastorsbc1303 in Devotional.
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Isaiah  40-61 has always been one of my favorite sections of Scripture.  I love the way Isaiah words things in this section, and the way he provides comfort, challenge and conviction to me as I read.   Over the next few weeks I am going to post some of the special parts of this book so that we can see all that the Lord has in store for us in our relationship with Him.

Isaiah 40

21 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood since the earth was founded?

22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

23 He brings princes to naught
and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

24 No sooner are they planted,
no sooner are they sown,
no sooner do they take root in the ground,
than he blows on them and they wither,
and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

25 “To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.

26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.

27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and complain, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the LORD;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?

28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

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What do we see here in this text?

1.  God is completely sovereign over all things.  The earth is under His control.  The rulers of this world are under His control.  The ways of man are under His control.

2.  God is everlasting.  He will never grow weary or need rest.  You and I are weak in every way while our God is strong and powerful in every way, no one can truly fathom Him.

3.  God is a giving God.   He gives us His strength.   He gives us His hope and allows us to be renewed and to soar, run, and walk without growing weary.

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