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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

July 31 - Evening

"Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."

- Isaiah 40:28-31

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
Renew Yourself In The Lord    

The Lord has questioned the people in Isaiah 40:12-26. The Lord tells them they have been told
the answer from the beginning (Isaiah 40:25-26). He has declared his power and demonstrated
his control of history. Their problem is they are full of false philosophies and can only understand
the Lord through the eyes of idol worshippers.

In Isaiah 40:27 he challenges them by questioning their understanding of himself and his ways:

Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my cause is disregarded by my God”?
Isaiah 40:27

The people of Judah have a very low view of God. They think their way is hidden from him and the Lord has no interest in them. Beginning in Isaiah 40:28 the Lord prompts the people to answer some questions and think about their poor logic.

Maybe they think God grew tired or weary or does not understand their problem?
Why doesn’t God move now!
Isaiah says, “Do you not know? Or heard?”

  • God is everlasting. . . . he is not on our time table
  • Creator of the ends of the earth . . . . . he has plans from the beginning for everything created including the final moments of time.
  • God is not tired or weary. . . . he has not given up
  • His understanding. . . . . . . .We cannot understand his plan, but only trust him 

It is not God that is tired and God has not lost focus.
No, it is not God that has failed! Instead, it is men who grow tired and weary and do not understand.

So, God gives:

  1. Strength to the weary
  2. Power to the weak
  3. An understanding to hope in him

When we hope in him and look away from ourselves we gain an understanding of his glory. 
This causes hope to rise up in us and we find strength and power.

When we look to ourselves we become weary and confused.

Those who trust in themselves and reject hope in God.

  1. They grow tired
  2. They grow weary
  3. They stumble and fall

Those who trust in God will renew their strength. They will not grow weary. They will not faint like mere men!

Those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint
. - Isaiah 40:31

  Christian Quote from Church History
"Five minutes after you die you'll know how you should have lived."
- Leonard Ravenhill
Something to Ponder??

   King Zimri had the shortest reign for any king in Israel or in Judah. Zimri reigned for seven days (I Kings 16:15)
Zimri was defeated when Omri (Ahab's father) set Zimri's palace in Tirzah on fire. (1 KIngs 16:12-22)

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Dunamis (Gr) – power (Eng) – the Greek word dunamis refers to ability such as “power” and
“might.” Dunamis can be translated as “miracle” or “mighty work.”
Another word for “power” is the Greek word exousia, but this word refers to "freedom to act”
and the “right to act.” Exousia is used in Luke 12:5 and Acts 1:7.
is used in Mark 6:5 and Acts 2:22.


Critic of Intelligent Design: Reconciling your faith should never be an easy exercise and we don’t need to give people another excuse not to think.”

Response: True. What greater excuse is there to not think deeply about something than to believe it came about by
an infinitesimally small, accidental, random event. In my experience human beings don’t spend a lot of time trying to understand random, rare events (might I get struck by lightning on a sunny day?), but take very seriously purposefully designed events (could I get electrocuted if I touch this live wire?). Evolutionists are the ones that don’t want to have to think. They prefer to make straw-man arguments, make false assumptions, and throw around condescending statements rather than wrestling with the faith they have placed in a dying theory.

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
I will continually renew my strength by learning about the Lord and being trained in his ways.
I will place my hope in his Word and focus on the Lord, instead of my own thoughts and my ways.
  "Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control."
- Proverb 25:28
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Lamentations 3 Isaiah 62-63
Prayer for Today
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National Debt

Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Western Wall Shops

Details of the west wall of the Old City Jerusalem

Details of the west wall of the Old City Jerusalem
south of the Joppa Gate.

(Details of the walls that are seen today are here.)

Shops along the west wall of the Temple Mount at the SW corner. The crushed street and its curb can be seen in front of these shops from the New Testament times. (More detail here.) (click on images for larger size)
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