Today’s passage: Isaiah 40
- A voice cries in the wilderness.
- The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
- Israel’s hope was never that it was going to succeed on it’s own. God’s promises will be fulfilled because God is God.
- Whenever we try to make God look appealing, we fail to do Him justice. In truth, He is far more powerful, righteous, loving, just, gracious and merciful than we can fathom. We don’t need to make him attractive to people, we need to point people to who He really is.
Questions to consider:
- How many attributes of God are mentioned and/or defined in this passage? What do we learn about God?
- How does studying/meditating on the greatness of God correct our perspective on world events and social interactions? If we spend a majority of our efforts focusing on what’s wrong in the world or on “powerful” people who should fix it, what will we miss? What will we miss out on?
- If we put all our hope in ourselves, or in possessions, or in other people, what will happen? What will be true of those who wait (Hope) in the Lord?