READING: Isaiah 39-40, Colossians 4
“The Lord is the everlasting God.”
Sometimes it’s best just to let the Word of God—that Word that “will stand forever” (Isa. 40:8)—speak for itself. I am reminded today that I don’t think enough about the majesty of God. I can talk about His attributes, but I don’t marvel enough about who He is. Listen, for example, to these words and thoughts from Isaiah 40.
No one can even compare to who God is; only He has put creation together: “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?” (Isa. 40:12).
It is God who orchestrates history according to His plan: “It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness” (Isa. 40:22-23).
Only God has named the stars and brings them out as He wishes: “Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing” (Isa. 40:26).
God’s magnificence is far beyond our comprehension: “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” (Isa. 40:28).
And yet . . . in an unbelievable display of grace . . . this all powerful, mighty, creative, eternal, sovereign God loves His people in tender ways that also exceed our comprehension: “He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. . . . He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength” (Isa. 40:11, 29).
He rules over all, and still He lives in me. That’s incredible.
All I can do is bow before Him and worship.
- Read Isaiah 40 again, and meditate on the descriptions of God.
- Just worship Him as He loves on you. If you don’t yet have a personal relationship with this God, ask Him now to save you as you trust Him and turn away from your sins.
PRAYER: “Father, I’m one of Your sheep. Thank You, Almighty God, for so loving me.”
TOMORROW’S READING: Isaiah 41-42, 1 Thessalonians 1