Comfort for Adonai’s People ~ Part 3 ~ Yesha’yahu 40:27-31

In my last post, we continued to explore Comfort for Adonai’s People ~ Part 2 in Yesha’yahu 40:12-26. In this post, we continue to explore Comfort for Adonai’s People ~ Part 3 in Yesha’yahu 40:27-31.

27 Why do you complain, Ya‘akov; why do you say, Isra’el, “My way is hidden from Adonai, my rights are ignored by my God”?

When Y’hudah experienced Adonai’s punishment, Isaiah anticipated that the people would ask why Adonai had abandoned them. The following verses summarize the answer given in the first part of the chapter. Adonai wanted to deliver His people, and He was entirely able to do so.

28 Haven’t you known, haven’t you heard that the everlasting God, Adonai, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not grow tired or weary? His understanding cannot be fathomed.

Adonaidoes not grow tired or weary.  In the ancient world, the gods were viewed as having human weaknesses and often were inattentive or merely unaware of events that were taking place. One result of this was that the pantheon of gods were constantly outwitting or tricking each other. The gods were not indefatigable. They were in constant need of food, drink, and shelter. Humans were created to do the hard labor the gods preferred not to do. [1]

Adonai had the power and wisdom to bring about Y’hudah’s deliverance.

29 He invigorates the exhausted; he gives strength to the powerless. 30 Young men may grow tired and weary; even the fittest may stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in Adonai will renew their strength, they will soar aloft as with eagles’ wings; when they are running they won’t grow weary, when they are walking they won’t get tired. ~ Isaiah 40:27-31 (CJB)

Adonai not only had strength, but He distributed that strength to His people. The criterion for receiving Adonai’s power was not youth but trust. Those who trusted Adonai would have an unlimited source of strength.

Although I generally used the Complete Jewish Bible for my blog, I learned and memorized verse 31 in the New King James Version: Those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

I have been fascinated by Bald Eagles for most of my life. As an American, I am proud that Ben Franklin did not get his way when the Founding Fathers chose the Bald Eagle over Turkey as our national bird. There is just something majestic about the Bald Eagle that lifts my spirit to the heavenlies.


A portion of my eagle collection

I have numerous framed pictures, so many I no longer have wall space to display them. I love eagles! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing eagles around our house when we lived in Florida and on our trip last year to Alaska.

Isaiah 49:31 Tapestry

My favorite is this tapestry that hangs over our bed. You may be asking yourself why? Well, verse 31 got me interested, and in the early 1980’s I attended a conference at USC hosting an Episcopal Renewal weekend where I heard the Reverand Terry Fullam deliver his talk on eagles based on Proverbs 30:18-19. Three things are too wonderful for me, four beyond my knowledge — 19 the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the open sea, and the way of a man with a girl.

He used the way of an eagle in the sky to describe how we, as Believers in Yeshua, should live out or walk by soaring like an eagle.

Here is the link. It is a tad bit over an hour in length, but I highly recommend it to you.

In my next post, we learn of The Helper of Isra’el in Yesha’yahu 41.

Click here for the PDF version.

[1] Jon Courson’s Application Commentary Old Testament Volume 2.

 

3 thoughts on “Comfort for Adonai’s People ~ Part 3 ~ Yesha’yahu 40:27-31

  1. I saw one of those bald eagles in Florida. We were driving through the National Forest north of Ocala and the eagle had joined the buzzards, eating road kill. My wife had no idea what it was until it spread it’s wings and took off. Majestic.

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