Isaiah Chapter 41
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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.
Pat's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 10 on 2/03/2014, 9:15pm...
I know that I don't deserve God's love but for his grace and mercy and to know what ever is going on in my life He is there to carry me through, with this assurance i can face what ever tomorrow brings
Joenette manning's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment on 1/31/2014, 11:38pm...
To GOD be all the glory for his word.I love GODS word it brings comfort to a dying soul
Elaine's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 10 on 1/17/2014, 6:29pm...
The Lord gave me this scripture at a place in my life when I became afraid to move forword and as I talk to the lord about my concerns this scripture was reveiled to me as a source of encouragement. As I enter the year 2014 I am greatful to God for his word of comfort and assurance, to my heart. Today I am rejoicing in him for his love and in the fact that he is always there in my time of need my christian friends who will take the time to read this comment I encourage to hold to God's unchanging hand when the way seem long give him full control he is able,and my sinner friends seek him while he is near call upon him while he can be found, you will never find another friend like him. God Bless you.
Susan's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 10 on 1/11/2014, 10:47pm...
I think that is a great addage to live the fear part of life from in my personal experience, be it grief, changing homes, illness, turmoil. Fear can affect all emotional areas of our life and this is God's promise to saved Christians (to all people actual, who have the chance to believe in him and promised eternal life)Amen!
Abiona's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment on 1/04/2014, 2:00am...
this verse was awesome to me when i read from 10:13 that god always wit us!
Leela G's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment on 1/02/2014, 9:51am...
I always give thanks to the Most High when reading this verse,because when I'm in troubled and stressful mood,it give me hopes that the battle is over. I know that my God is always there for me and the one who never let's me down my God great and he is an awesome God, my God is my everthing .
Christina G. Pasion's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 11 on 12/25/2013, 2:29pm...
God is awesome! He never far from us in times of trials.He always keep shis promises.
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