Comfort and Help and the Lord Will Deliver Us!
Scripture: Isaiah 40:1–41:29
1. God is God and idols are not. Our help comes only from the Lord!
God is bigger than all creation; (Isaiah 40:12-31)
idols are mere creations of man
Courtroom judgment against the nations (Isaiah 41:1-7)
Salvation for Israel (Isaiah 41:8-20)
Courtroom judgment against idols (Isaiah 41:21-29)
2. Good news for Jerusalem. God will help his people!
Tender words for troubled people (Isaiah 40:1-2)
God will provide the Way (Isaiah 40:3-5)
We all are truly troubled by our mortality (Isaiah 40:6-8)
Good news! God, our Shepherd, will tenderly care for us. (Isaiah 40:9-12)