Old Testament In a Year: September 26 – Isaiah 39, 40

Isaiah 39, 40
Focus Verse: He will tend His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs in His arms; He will carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. – Isaiah 40:11

This focus verse is included in a passage of Scripture that in the ESV is captioned as “The Greatness of God.”

Amid verses that describe the might, reward, and recompense of God, here is a verse that highlights His gentleness. We are God’s flock – His people, the sheep of His pasture.

How does He tend to us? Like a shepherd.

How does He gather us? In His arms.

Where does He carry us? In His bosom.

How does He lead us? Gently.

When we think of greatness, gentleness is not a quality we often equate it with. But God is great because He is good and He is great because He is gentle. He seeks those who are lost. Welcomes those back who run away. Binds up those who are broken. Strengthens the weak. Heals the sick. Watches over us, each day and night.

A great God and a gentle One. There is no one like Him.

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