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The Purpose And Scripture Of Isaiah 40 : 27-31

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Isaiah 40
Isaiah 40:27-31 is the passage of scripture that this essay will attempt to explain. Isaiah was a prophet to the people of Israel during the eighth century B.C. Isaiah had seen in his life four kings take the throne of Judah and he experienced the fall of the Northern kingdom, known as Israel. During Isaiah’s life, the state of the Jewish people was not good. The Jewish people were consumed with idolatry and immortality.
Isaiah, in one of the most historic passages in scripture, gives us great insight into how to live our lives with purpose and endurance. Isaiah 40:27-31 states,

Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God”? 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. 29 He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. 30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (ESV)
Isaiah has already warned Israel of their coming judgement and knows that in their own works to save themselves they are growing tired. Matthew Henry in his commentary on this passage mentions, “it is bad to have evil thoughts rise in our minds, but worse to turn
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