Not Like the Grass

today's reading.
Isaiah 40:1-11 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God...
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think about it.
What will bring comfort to God's people (40:1-2)? What does the "voice in the wilderness" have to say (40:3-5)? How was that fulfilled when Jesus was on earth? What is the good news for the cities of Judah (40:9-11)? When the Lord comes, what will He do for His people (40:10-11)? How does that news bring you comfort?

the blog.
I love the rich and vivid descriptions we're given in Isaiah 40:6-8. Isaiah lets us know that we (people) are basically like perishable plants. And then he puts the most important message before us emphasizing it through contrast. "But the word of our God will stand forever." That's a message that I need to draw on every day.

So what does knowing that God's Word will stand forever mean for you today? How does it give you hope? Courage? Strength? Encouragement? Tami W.

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