01 December 2006

“Make a Way for the King” Isaiah 40

Isaiah lived in momentous days, in critical days of international upheaval, and he wrote what many consider to be the greatest book in the Old Testament. In our present troubling times, Isaiah is the prophet we need to hear when he cries out God’s message, “Comfort, comfort my people!”

Here's an outline of promises of comfort--promises realised in the coming of Jesus:

Comfort One: Pardon instead of sin (vv. 1–2).

Comfort Two: Obstacles removed; Glory displayed (vv.3-5)

Comfort Three: God’s Word remains forever (vv.6-8)

Comfort Four: The Lord helps and heals His own (vv.9-11)

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