I have been reading through the Old Testament book of Isaiah lately and I have just been so encouraged by the revelation of God’s attributes throughout the book. However, this morning, as I was reading through a familiar passage in chapter 40, I was struck by the profound poetry that overflowed the brim of each line with a fairly comprehensive description of the attributes of God, as He relates to His people:
“28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God, [God is eternal]
the Creator of the ends of the earth, [God is Creator (& thereby Ruler) over all creation]
He does not faint or grow weary; [God is non-physical; namely, He is Spirit]
His understanding is unsearchable. [God is omniscient]
29 He gives power to the faint, [God is Sustainer]
and to him who has no might he increases strength. [God is the very Source of strength]
30 Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; [God is selective]
they shall mount up with wings like eagles; [God’s grace is powerful & majestic]
they shall run and not be weary; [God’s grace is long-suffering]
they shall run and not faint.” [God’s grace endures]
Blessed be the Lord, our God!