A Veritable Voice
(Isaiah 40:1-31; 41:1-10)
Hearing God’s Voice
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Continuing in the Old Testament prophetic book of Isaiah, today we have uncovered several familiar and favorite Bible verses. Some of these treasured Scriptures point to the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Others pronounce promises of the validity and value of God’s Word. A few also point to the power and wisdom of the Lord, as He guides and protects His people.
Have you ever committed any of these Bible passages to memory? Why not check your recollection here? See how many of these blanks you can fill in. Then look up these Scripture passages, which are listed here from the New International Version of the Bible.
“’Comfort, comfort My __________,’
says your God.
‘ Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and proclaim to her
that her hard service has been __________,
that her sin has been __________ for,
that she has received from the Lord's hand
double for all her sins.’
A __________ of one calling:
‘In the desert
__________ the way for the Lord;
make straight in the wilderness
a __________ for our God.
Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
And the __________ of the Lord will be revealed,
and all mankind together will __________ it.
For the __________ of the Lord has spoken.’"
“The grass withers and the __________ fall,
but the __________ of our God stands forever."
“He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the __________ in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have __________.”
“Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the __________.
He will not grow tired or __________,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives __________ to the weary
and increases the __________of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young __________stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like __________;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will __________ and not be faint.”
“So do not __________, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with My righteous right __________.”
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As we go before the Lord in prayer, here is a classic portion of Handel’s famous oratorio The Messiah, based on Isaiah 40 and performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.
Will you pray with me?
Mighty and majestic Maker,
We look to You
For Your Word,
For your wonder working power
In our lives
And for Your protection.
With your might.
With Your righteous right hand.
We live for You.