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.
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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