The Tiniest is Greater

8 Apr


Sometimes, God gives us an incomplete idea of what he wants of us–or so we think. Even a hint of what he has in store for us is more powerful than all  doubt and confusion.

 The fortieth chapter of Isaiah has long been a favorite. It launches the faithful one into a deeply rooted evangelistic spirit. It gives marching orders:

Comfort, give comfort to my people.… In the desert prepare the way of the Lord…Go up on a high mountain, Zion, herald of glad tidings, cry out at the top of your voice, Jerusalem, herald of good news. Fear not to cry out, here is your God! (See verses 1a, 9.)

What a wonderful commission from our Lord.

But, also in Isaiah 40 (6b-7a), we find the powerful admonition which we must believe and proclaim:

“All mankind is grass, and all their glory like the flowers of the field. The grass withers, the flower wilts, when the breath of the Lord blows upon it.”

The mere whisper of God’s breath, just a tiny hint of divine glory and power, is infinitely greater than the folly of self worship.


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