Isaiah Chapter 41
2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.
7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.
26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words.
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Matthew Henry's Isaiah Chapter 41 Bible commentary...
God's care of his people. (1-9) they are encouraged not to fear. (10-20) The vanity and folly of idolatry. (21-29)1-9 Can any heathen god raise up one in righteousness, make what use of him he pleases, and make him victorious over the nations? The Lord did so with Abraham, or rather, he would do so with Cyrus. Sinners encourage one another in the ways of sin; shall not the servants of the living God stir up one another in his service? God's people are the seed of Abraham his friend. This is certainly the highest title ever given to a mortal. It means that Abraham, by Divine grace, was made like to God, and that he was admitted to communion with Him. Happy are the servants of the Lord, whom he has called to be his friends, and to walk with him in faith and holy obedience. Let not such as have thus been favoured yield to fear; for the contest may be sharp, but the victory shall be sure.
10-20 God speaks with tenderness; Fear thou not, for I am with thee: not only within call, but present with thee. Art thou weak? I will strengthen thee. Art thou in want of friends? I will help thee in the time of need. Art thou ready to fall? I will uphold thee with that right hand which is full of righteousness, dealing forth rewards and punishments. There are those that strive with God's people, that seek their ruin. Let not God's people render evil for evil, but wait God's time. It is the worm Jacob; so little, so weak, so despised and trampled on by every body. God's people are as worms, in humble thoughts of themselves, and in their enemies' haughty thoughts of them; worms, but not vipers, not of the serpent's seed. Every part of God's word is calculated to humble man's pride, and to make him appear little in his own eyes. The Lord will help them, for he is their Redeemer. The Lord will make Jacob to become a threshing instrument. God will make him fit for use, new, and having sharp spikes. This has fulfilment in the triumphs of the gospel of Christ, and of all faithful followers of Christ, over the power of darkness. God has provided comforts to supply all their wants, and to answer all their prayers. Our way to heaven lies through the wilderness of this world. The soul of man is in want, and seeks for satisfaction; but becomes weary of seeking that in the world, which is not to be had in it. Yet they shall have a constant supply, where one would least expect it. I will open rivers of grace, rivers of living water, which Christ spake of the Spirit, #Joh 7:38,39|. When God sets up his church in the Gentile wilderness, there shall be a great change, as if thorns and briers were turned into cedars, and fir-trees, and myrtles. These blessings are kept for the poor in spirit, who long for Divine enlightening, pardon, and holiness. And God will render their barren souls fruitful in the grace of his Spirit, that all who behold may consider it.
21-29 There needs no more to show the folly of sin, than to bring to notice the reasons given in defence of it. There is nothing in idols worthy of regard. They are less than nothing, and worse than nothing. Let the advocates of other doctrines than that of salvation through Christ, bring their arguments. Can they tell of a cure for human depravity? Jehovah has power which cannot be withstood; this he will make appear. But the certain knowledge of the future must be only with Jehovah, who fulfils his own plans. All prophecies, except those of the Bible, have been uncertain. In the work of redemption the Lord showed himself much more than in the release of the Jews from Babylon. The good tidings the Lord will send in the gospel, is a mystery hid from ages and generations. A Deliverer is raised up for us, of nobler name and greater power than the deliverer of the captive Jews. May we be numbered among his obedient servants and faithful friends.
Anthony D.'s Isaiah Chapter 41 comment on 10/12/2014, 10:03am...
I had a dream yesterday . Dont remember much of what happen but I saw clouds and a pink and golden light in the sky and I was on the very peak of a high mountain. I had a piece of papper like those chinese fortune cookie sayings and it read " Fear not , I am with you ". I havent read the bible in a very long time and these words are not familiar with anything Ive come across in memory. So I decided to google it and came across this passage. I HOPE GOD IS LOOKING AFTER ME. GOD DAY FOLKS!
Blessed's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment on 9/09/2014, 6:27am...
I the lord will hear them.
Teresa L.J. Fowler's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 13 on 9/09/2014, 12:33am...
Every verse of the KJV is true and the first and only answer to my many questions concerning daily life...answers to everything! At 59 years of age I have not had one problem, concern, joy or discouragement of any kind that it has not been the answer to and encouraging word for. I have had miracles performed in many cases and am a living, breathing testament to my Heavenly Father, My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit. Without Them, life would not be the joyful and loving world I live in. Praise and thanks to the Holy Trinity...forever!
Lilly c's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 10 on 8/01/2014, 5:12pm...
No one on earth can give u such assurrance from this verse not even ua parents i feel secure under my lords arms.
Ursula pithphere's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment on 7/17/2014, 4:29am...
The Lord is simply telling us to make our requests known to Him and i know He is faithfull and just to do what He has said He would do.
Sterling's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 10 on 7/12/2014, 10:35am...
Very reassuring in time of conflict. Enhanced my faith.
BrendaJohnson's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 10 on 6/07/2014, 4:18am...
I came across this verse riding the bus to work bus to work one morning and it was an all inclusive reassured confirmation that it was a keeper for me. So I memorized it for self and whoever I met to share. Peace out, God bless
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