Sunday, March 3, 2013

Behold your God - Isaiah 40

Isaiah 40:9 "O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!" (KJV)

Isaiah 40 is among the greatest chapters in all of the 1189 chapters of God's Word.  In one chapter we get thoroughly introduced to the God of sacred scripture.  In today's blog I want to give you the reader an outline of this marvelous chapter, with the aim to make you more eager to know and pursue the God of glory. The chapter begins with God being the source of comfort and ends with the same truth.  May your Lord's day be blessed as you reflect on Isaiah's words in this fortieth chapter of His book.

What kind of God is the God of the Bible and Who is he revealed to be in Isaiah 40?  

1. God is the Personal God.    Isaiah 40:1-9

God is the Personal God that is the One True God.  Isaiah 40:1
This Personal God is God the Father.                       Isaiah 40:2
The Father is made know by the Son.                       Isaiah 40:3-5
The Son is revealed in scripture by the Spirit.           Isaiah 40:6-9

2. God is the Powerful God.    Isaiah 40:10-26

All-Good God (Omni-Benevolent)                             Isaiah 40:10-11
All Wise God (Omni-Sapient)                                    Isaiah 40:12
All Knowing God (Omni-scient)                                 Isaiah 40:13-14
Infinite                                                                        Isaiah 40:15-17
Self Existent (Aseity)                                                 Isaiah 40:18-20
All Present (Omni-present)                                        Isaiah 40:21-22
All Powerful (Omni-potent)                                       Isaiah 40:23-26    

3. God is the Providing God.   Isaiah 40:27-31

He is able to provide                                                Isaiah 40:27-28
He knows how to provide                                        Isaiah 40:29
He knows to whom to provide                                 Isaiah 40:30-31

To God be the glory! May you and I dear reader find our strength in Him as we enjoy Him!

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