Thursday, December 18, 2014


Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

Isaiah 40 can often be called a spiritual checkpoint chapter for Christians. God uses it to help us understand who he is and where we fit into his creation. Christian, when your spirit is down and you’re tempted to look inward and throw a selfish pity-party, take a moment to review verses 12-22. Here’s a condensed version of the prophet’s thoughts:

·       Did anyone cooperate with God in the creation of the heavens and the earth? Of course not! (vs.12)
·       Does any person understand the mind of the Lord or has anyone ever given him counsel? No! Impossible! (vs.13)
·       Has anyone given knowledge or insight to the Almighty’s understanding? Certainly not! (vs. 14)
·       Can anyone claim to have self-merit and self-worth before God? No way! (vs.15-17)
·       Can any image or idol compare with God’s splendor and greatness? Surely not! (vs.18-20)
·       Is anyone or anything higher than God? Without a doubt, No! He sits enthroned above all things as Creator. (vs.21-22)

The way Isaiah words these questions makes it practically ridiculous, at times even silly, to answer them. Any person in a right frame of mind would know that the Lord is so much bigger, greater and mightier than anyone or anything in this world. However when you’re stuck in a time of despondency and deep discouragement, most likely you’re not looking up to him. You’re either looking inward or downward. And when this happens, you lose perspective and focus.

Spend some time today thinking about God’s preeminence. Lift your spiritual eyes upward. See how big he really is! He sees you and wants to help you! Ask Him!

Written by H. Curtis McDaniel

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