I am simply reveling in Isaiah 40 this morning. I have been reading through the Bible chronologically and was supposed to read Isaiah 40-43 today, but simply got stuck in the first chapter. In my Bible, the headings for the different sections are “Comfort for God’s People,” “The Word of God Stands Forever,” and “The Greatness of God.” Wow! There is no better way to comfort God’s people than to focus our attention back to God’s Word and His greatness. These are some of the things that just leaped off the page…
- He will tend his flock like a shepherd (11)
- Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand and marked off the heavens with a span (12)
- Who has measured the Spirit of the Lord, (13)
- It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; (22)
- To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him, says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these? (25-26)
The end of the chapter finishes with a great passage of faith and encouragement.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;
BUT (emphasis mine) they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint, (29-31)