Theology Proper

The Study of God
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Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:31

The Big God

Reflections on Isaiah 40:12-31

Do you know anyone big enough to hold the water from all the oceans, lakes, and rivers in the palm of his hand? God can. Do you know anyone vast enough to measure all the galaxies and galaxy clusters in the universe with the span of his hand? God can. Who is able to weigh the dirt from all the mountains and hills on a scale? God can.

Why do primitive cultures insist on manufacturing their own “god” from a piece of metal or wood? Why do educated cultures insist on manufacturing a “scientific” model that simulates God and stipulates that everything which exists came about in a series of cosmic accidents? How rational is either of those explanations?

It is God who sits above the sphere of the earth. To him, all humans are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens as though they were a curtain. He spreads them out as though they were a tent to live in.

He dethrones kings, prime ministers, and presidents. He renders judges throughout the earth meaningless. Barely have they come into office but He breathes on them. They wither and die, and He blows them away like so much chaff from the back end of a combine.

Who is like God? He created every star that exists. Every night He leads them out like a huge army. He knows the name of every star, and has never misplaced a single one.

Why do we think that God can’t see what we are doing? Why do we conclude He is not treating us fairly?

God is Eternal. He is the Creator of the ends of the earth. He never grows weary. His knowledge and understanding are unfathomable. It is God who gives strength to those who are exhausted. Even young people grow tired and stumble.

But those who wait expectantly on God will gain new strength. They will mount up like eagles soaring above the earth. They will run and not tire. They will walk, and not grow weary.

By James T. Bartsch,

(Scripture quotation taken from the NASB.)

Originally Published March 13, 2013

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Updated January 28, 2022