Are You Hungry? | Monday, June 1, 2009

Posted: June 1, 2009 by Rich Landosky in The Journey

Back from vacation and ready to begin journaling where my devotions are taking me each day.  I don’t know if these thoughts help you at all but they help me digest what I’m studying and thinking about and praying about each day as I spend time with God.  Although I’m a little further ahead in Isaiah then where I left off, I’ll pick up where I left off journaling and play catch-up on here.

Isaiah 40:9-31

This passage is long and so full of depth and richness but hard for me to break down into smaller bite-size pieces because it paints such a beautiful picture of God in it’s entirety.

In verses 12-14, and again in verse 26, we encounter a series of questions about God, much like the questions God asks of Job in the book of Job.  Questions like: Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and who brings out the starry hosts one by one?  

The answers to these questions are a resounding no one but God.  Verse 18 says, “To whom, then, will you compare God?”  Likwise, in verse 25 we read, “To whom will you compare me?  Or who is my equal?”  

In verses 21-22 and verses 28-31 we see the same phrases used to lead into a glorious description of our incredible God – “Do you not know?  Have you not heard?”  read the beautiful description of our incredible God in these verse:

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.

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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