Hello, my dear friends!
The Scriptures – Isaiah 40:9-10; Isaiah 51:5
“Jerusalem, you have good news to tell. Go up on a high mountain. Jerusalem, you have good news to tell. Shout out loud the good news. Shout it out and don’t be afraid. Say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God.” Look, the Lord God is coming with power to rule all the people. Look, he will bring reward for his people; he will have their payment with him (Is. 40:9-10, NCV).”
“I will soon show that I do what is right. I will soon save you. I will use my power and judge all nations. All the faraway places are waiting for me; they wait for my power to help them (Is. 51:5).”
The Pursuit of Our Generous God
God doesn’t come to us, empty hand. Let me rephrase that statement: God never comes to us, empty handed.
He has both hands full of amazing things to offer us. In our lives, things may seem crazy now. Bad, even. Some of us may feel, as though, our lives are a bit sideway’s up. But, how is my eternal perspective? How is our eternal perspective? I hope, for myself, that I will choose to see this one thing –
God is coming, bringing His power, and rewards with Him.
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And, these are long-lasting gifts He comes to give us – as His people. God’s generous gifts include seeing His power come to life… in our lives. This is one of the best gifts we are given, to see the handiwork of God (see Eph. 2:10).
A Few Truths to Live Out
Through the Scriptures, we are taught God comes and with power. I have written down four things, that Scripture teaches us to do –
- Shout His truths from the rooftops.
- Do not be afraid.
- Look to God.
- Wait in expectant hope.
God is the One who rules the nations.
God is the One who cares for us.
God’s mercy is great.
Before it’s time to head out, let me say this one other thing…
He is working. We don’t see what He is doing, yet. Hopefully, as we continue our Isaiah 40 study, we will take closer steps of realizing a specific truth.
God still works – even when we don’t see the specifics of His handiwork.
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