And ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. What a sarcastic description of god-making this is! God wants you to know that he is at work on your behalf. - Richard A. Wiedenheft, Immortality - The Gift Of God Through Faith In Jesus The Christ, Immortality or Resurrection of the Dead? I have been acting as if God were dead, and I will do so no more. “Oh!” say you, “I could rejoice in God if he enabled me to do that. How again and again, he saith, “Fear not”! May these gracious promises be fulfilled in you and me, that we may praise our faithful covenant-keeping God for ever and ever! Your sins, your temptations, everything that would keep you out of heaven, and drive you away from God, the Lord will overcome all these enemies of yours, and deliver you. When men fight against God, they get united. Examine Yourselves as to Whether You Are in the Faith - updated, The Christian's Craving for God's Word - MacArthur, Sproul, Piper, Washer, Chan. Charles Haddon Spurgeon April 09, 1870 Scripture: Isaiah 41:10 From: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 16 AWAY WITH FEAR. Men are thirsty, they have no water; and lo! "Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible". Are their oracles to be depended upon? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/spe/isaiah-41.html. Clinging to a Counterfeit Cross - James P. Shelly w/ audio, A Treatise of Earthly-Mindedness - Jeremiah Burroughs. have any of you been troubled because your children do not learn the first time you teach them? They are less than nothing, and worse than nothing. Hebrews 6:4-8 on Apostasy - Go and take off thy black.” If God be alive, why are we discouraged? He does not measure his gifts of water by the pint and by the gallon; but here you have pools, and springs, and rivers. How can it take care of itself? Study the bible online using commentary on Isaiah 41 and more! of a sudden, behold rivers, fountains, springs, pools, floods; for God does nothing in halves. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: What cause for fear now? Commentary on Isaiah 41:21-29 (Read Isaiah 41:21-29) There needs no more to show the folly of sin, than to bring to notice the reasons given in defence of it. Amen. There is the carpenter, and then the goldsmith to spread the plates of gold over the wood, and then it is soldered, and it has to be fastened with nails. If there were no difficulties, there would be no victories. Some of the most powerful evidence that proves Jesus to be Whom he claimed to be is found in the historical fulfillment of the prophsies He foretold in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 a.d. They have come to such a state that they cannot even tell their wants; they do not know how to speak to others about their grief, or even to describe it to themselves. Hell Under Fire - CIANZ Annual Conference Address, Jesus' Teaching on Hell - Samuel G. Dawson, The Nature of Hell - Evangelical Alliance, The Origin of Hell-Fire in Christian Teaching, The Bible Verses the Traditional View of Hell - Babu G. Ranganathan, Applying the Resurrection Isaiah 41:15-16. he went away; but he came home as miserable as ever; and when he went into the sitting-room, his wise wife Kate, Catherine von Bora, was sitting there, dressed in black, and her children round about her, all in black. Isaiah 41:11. Even a bird can destroy it. The Easterns drag a wooden machine over the corn to fetch out the grain from the ear. One of the best proofs of our holy religion is to be found in the prophecies which have been fulfilled to the letter in various countries, and at different periods. . May we have no symbol — no visible object of worship whatever, but get rid of all that, and before the great invisible Spirit let us bow, worshipping him in spirit and in truth. Then, see to it that thou dost walk and live as one of the seed of Abraham, whom God calls, “my friend.” It was very touching, the other day, to notice how the Queen spoke of one who was her servant, but who had gained the friendship of his royal mistress. Thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Isaiah 41:12-13. But we forget him: we turn not to him; we look everywhere but to God; we try every method except that of trusting in the living God. There shall be enough and to spare; there shall be an abundance of the water of which before they could not find a single drop. So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the soldering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved. Oh! Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Ye are elected and selected, chosen and ordained, and set apart. He gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow. That is the second time that we have had that precious promise to forbid our fear; first in verse 10, and now in verse 13, “I will help thee.”. To many here this verse will come home very sweetly. So the Lord Jesus Christ said to his disciples, “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his Lord doeth: but I have called you friends.” May we so faithfully serve him that it will be fitting for the Lord to speak of us in all three of these terms: “Thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.”, May the Lord just now say that to each one of you who are his servants! Isaiah 41:15. he went away; but he came home as miserable as ever; and when he went into the sitting-room, his wise wife Kate, Catherine von Bora, was sitting there, dressed in black, and her children round about her, all in black. How again and again, he saith, “Fear not”! Only be thou strong and of a good courage, and rest in the everlasting arm, and thou shalt be more than a conqueror. While other nations went to their idols, the Israelites were to be his servants, chaste in heart towards himself. When he gives, he gives like a king. Isaiah 41:1. He begins by asking a question:? Lean on this gracious message, “I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Do not let these precious pearls lie at your feet to be trodden on; pick them up, and wear them, and beautify the neck of your faith with them. Isaiah 41:13-14. I think I speak for all sane Christians; — I do not undertake to speak for certain insane ones that abound at this time, — but I believe that all sane servants of the Lord confess that they are such poor servants that their wonder is that they have not been dismissed from his service. While other nations went to their idols, the Israelites were to be his servants, chaste in heart towards himself. Martin Luther was a very cheerful man, as a rule; but he had terrible fits of depression. Isaiah 41:20. How can it take care of itself? He challenges them to a debate. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. So the Lord Jesus Christ said to his disciples, “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his Lord doeth: but I have called you friends.” May we so faithfully serve him that it will be fitting for the Lord to speak of us in all three of these terms: “Thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.”, May the Lord just now say that to each one of you who are his servants!
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