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Isaiah 40 is designed to take your focus away from everything else and consider the Sovereign Lord, the one true, living God. The chapter begins with a message of comfort and redemption from the Lord (verses 1-2). It points to the coming of Christ and good news (9-11). Isaiah then directs you to consider the immensity and wisdom of the Lord to do all he promised (12-14). more
In these verses we have rhetorical questions to help us understand the Lord’s attributes. Sadly, we aren’t inclined to dwell on the awesome attributes of God. We are nudged this way by the previous verses, which spoke of good news being spread widely and loudly (verse 9). more
In verses 6-8, the Lord directed us to focus on men, their power and righteousness. He wants us to see that there is a reality beyond what we can see in external appearances. He compares men to the … more
Isaiah 40 is a chapter to become very familiar with. You should become so acquainted with it that you can see how it connects to other parts of the Bible. Let the words dwell with you day by day. If … more
The context of these words is the prophet speaking comfort to a people who have been displaced from their homes and exiled from the temple of the Lord. Isaiah had prophesied in Chapter 39 the future … more
Isaiah 40 is a chapter every Christian should become familiar with. Handel's majestic musical composition, "The Messiah," begins with the first two verses of this chapter, which we are looking at … more
God made man body and soul. We were made to be spiritual creatures. God breathed life into man (Genesis 2), not just air into his lungs, but life into his soul. He made man to glorify him in body and … more
Recently, an ad popped up on my computer with scenes of calamity and terrible disasters. There were scenes of flooding, storms, and plagues; warnings of insect populations being depleted, famine, and … more
We are in the midst of a crisis in our country, and practically all over the world. Ambitious men have always sought to take advantage of a crisis, and our self-preservation instinct is easily preyed … more
In Revelation chapter 7, we read of the saints of the Lord emerging from tribulation on earth clothed in white robes, exalting their King with palm branches. The Lord had distinguished them from the … more
John 20:1-31 Last week we looked at some of the great truths in the first part of this passage. This week we will look at more applications of the person and work of our Lord Jesus with … more
"Our Help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth." Psalm 124:8. No matter how uncertain things may seem, God is always faithful. He does not always supply our wants, but He is … more
No one rallies more in time of need than Southerners, and the kind of fortitude and compassion Mississippians exhibited in the aftermath of Katrina will be needed — perhaps even more so — … more
We are going to look at some passages in Job for the next several weeks. We may have a sense of reluctance to dive into Job when we turn to it in the Bible. God's purposes in it can seem complex, and … more
In our study of Proverbs we have observed that it is a wisdom book. The main themes are the fear of the Lord leads to wisdom, and the lack of wisdom leaves one in folly or the path of foolishness. … more
Proverbs 1:7 reads, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; fools despise wisdom and instruction." We have looked at the subject of the fear of the Lord. This week we will examine the theme … more
Proverbs 1:7 gives us the foundation of the rest of the book: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; fools despise wisdom and knowledge.” The fear of the Lord is a major theme … more
We know the heart is the life giving and life sustaining organ in our body. So we use the word “heart” metaphorically for the essence of something; the “heart” of the matter. In this verse we … more
Proverbs is a wisdom book, mostly by King Solomon. The theme of the book is imparting wisdom in the life of the believer. The first nine chapters of the book are short essays of instruction, … more
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