Summary: A sermon to remind the people of God of his great power, and provision.
Hast Thou Not Known ? Hast Thou Not Heard ?
It is approx 550 years before the birth of Christ. The people of God are in Babylon. They have endured great hardship which has taken a tremendous toll upon them. V 27 pretty much sums up the attitude of the people of God during this time. They felt that God had abandoned them, that he did not understand what they were experiencing. God answers their complaint, and their charges by reminding them of some very important things which they had apparently forgotten. This morning there are some tremendous truths from Isa 40 that all of us need to review, and need to be reminded of. We all go through difficult times. Though we do not face near the difficulties of these people, we experience things in our life which cause us to question where God is, what he is doing, and does he understand.
Be reminded this morning that........
I. His Person Cannot Be Equaled V. 21-25
V. 25 "To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal ? saith the Holy One"
Exo 9:14 ........"there is none like me in all the earth."
1 Chron. 17:20 O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee........"
a. He sits upon the circle of the earth. V.22
Did you ever play "King of the Hill" when you were young ?
God sits upon the circle of the earth !
b. He stretched out the heavens as a curtain. V. 22
c. He superintends in the affairs of man. V 23-24
God ordains, and disposes of the princes of the earth !
He is sovereign in heaven and in earth !
I love V 11-12 God is the shepherd, and the Sovereign Lord. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. The one who shepherds us is the same sovereign Lord over all the earth. He measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance !
What a awesome God ! There is no comparison !
Joke: Dust to Dust
On their way home from attending an Ash Wednesday service, little Johnny asked his mother, "Is it true, Mommy, that we are made of dust like the minister said tonight?" "Yes, darling," his mother answered. "And is it true that we go back to dust again when we die?" "Yes, dear," his mother replied. "Well, Mommy, when I said my prayers last night and looked under the bed, I saw someone who is either coming or going?"
II. His Presence Cannot Be Escaped V27
"Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God ?"
Psa 119:7 "Whither shall I go from thy spirit ? or wither shall I flee from thy presence ?"
a. He knows our course.
They said........My way is hid from the Lord
b. He understands our condition.
......."my judgment is passed over from my God ?
c. He hears our complaints
III. His Power Cannot Be Exhausted V.28
" Hast thou not known ? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary ? ........."