Podcast #98: “Soar” by Meredith Andrews

Swooping Into Isaiah 40

Have you ever gazed at a soaring eagle? The eagle flies high above the world with a peace and perspective that we “land dwellers” do not share. This week’s song, “Soar” by Meredith Andrews encourages us with the very words of Scripture. Let’s swoop in to take a closer look at what else we can glean from Isaiah 40.

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Isaiah 40 begins the Book of Comfort. I pray that it brings you comfort today.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Reading Isaiah 40 in context – Isaiah 36-39
  • Taking a “bite” out of Scripture using Bible Interaction Tool Exercises – B.I.T.E.
  • The children’s book set in the prophet Isaiah’s time, “The Prophet, the Shepherd and the Star” by Jenny Cote
  • The B.I.T.E. of reading with friends
  • Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Isaiah 40:1-2
  • The B.I.T.E. of chasing down cross references
  • How Isaiah 40 is referenced in all four gospels referring to John the Baptist
  • How to straighten out a crooked path – Proverbs 10:9
  • Following the cross reference from Isaiah 40:6-8 to I Peter 1:13-25 and a discussion on holy living
  • The B.I.T.E. of taking Scripture and turning it into praise or prayer
  • The Old Testament understanding of meditation being more than just thought life, but includes the spoken word – “Believing God” by Beth Moore
  • How “wait” can be translated as “hope” or “trust”
  • Considering how we can rise above things in our life and soar

 

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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch a lyric video on YouTube below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Grab your Bible and read Isaiah 40 for yourself! Follow some of the cross references and get a clear picture on how God is calling you to prepare your heart for Christ. Rise above your circumstances and replace false thinking with the truth of God’s Word.

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