A God Who Comforts
Good Morning! Welcome to Day Forty-five! We are creatures of comfort, but the comforts of this world will not satisfy as well as being right with the LORD does.
Bible Reading: Isaiah 37–42
Verse of the day is: Isaiah 40:1 “Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.”
Word of the day is: Comfort. It is the Hebrew word: נָחַם (naw-kham’).
This word means: To be sorry, repent, console oneself, to be comforted
This word reminds me of 2 Corinthians 7:9, “yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.”
God Is A God Who Comforts
Isaiah proclaims that God’s punishment is over. God is coming as their Savior. Their sins needed a savior, and God was going to come and heal them spiritually. Reading from Isaiah 40:1–5:
“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. 5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
God Is Our Covenant Maker
The greatest comfort we can experience in this world is the comfort that God gives—forgiveness and the peace that comes from repentance.
The human condition is difficult. People long for comfort, but they look for comfort in the wrong place. We were not made for this world. Instead, we were made for God. And when we are right with our God who comforts, we have the greatest comfort of all.
- The discomforts of this life point us to a greater comfort.
- What comfort do you need from God?
- They who seek God will be comforted.
Go with God and His precious word, friends! Join us tomorrow in the book of Psalms!
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