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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Some thoughts on some verses in Isaiah from recent message at church.
KJV Isaiah 40:
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the
, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
And the glory of the
shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the
hath spoken it.
It has been claimed by Biblical Scholars that Isaiah is a Prophetic book of the Bible, with 66 chapters. Chapters 1-39 parallels with OT books, and Chapter 40 starts the parallel with NT books.
Therefore, Chapter 40 parallels with Matthew.
Isaiah 40:3 "Prepare ye the way of the LORD" parallels with John with ministry of John the Baptist's ministry
Isaiah 40:5 "And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed"
But now thus saith the
that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
1) LORD created you/me
2) LORD formed us
3) LORD called us by name
4) LORD redeemed us.
It was ALL God's work, for us, in us and through us as it turns out.
For I am the
thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
v.3 I am the
thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour - our Saviour v.4 precious in my sight, - precious unto Him
Fear not: for I am with thee: - Cared for by Him
v.21 I formed for myself; - formed for Christ
they shall shew forth my praise. - our purpose in being created by Him.
So much more. These are just the very basic lessons for my life