The Second Book of Isaiah -- Book of Deliverance
21 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from
the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like
a tent to live in.23 He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this
world to nothing.24 No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no
sooner do they take root in the ground,than he blows on them and they wither,
and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.
25 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy
One.26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?He
who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.27
Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel,“My way is hidden from
the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God”?28 Do you not know? Have
you not heard?The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the
earth.He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.30
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;31 but
those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.They will soar on wings
like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,they will walk and not be faint.
1.If the weather permits, find a quiet spot in a park or an outdoor location.
Use your creative imagination to meet God today.
2.Refer to page ? on Lectio Divina and try to implement it as you read
through the above passage.
Silence – Read/Listen – Meditate – Pray – Contemplate
3.What is the word or phrase that touches you today as you read and
meditate on this passage? What is your emotion as you read this
word or phrase? How is that related to your current situation? What
does God tell you to do?
4.What “idols” (for instance, money, power or sex) do you use as a
source of comfort for your fears? Confess your sin to God and ask
him to free you to obey his word for you today. Make your prayer
to the Lord based on verses 28-31.
Prayer & Journaling: Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse
with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down
any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.