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Verse of the Day (June 23, 2020)

Verse of the Day (June 23, 2020) #BMSeminary – Yahweh Intends to Deliver His People. It is one thing for Yahweh to want to save and another for him to be able to save, but those assertions do not mean much unless he actually intends to save. These verses establish that he does. Although some of the Israelites in exile might say that God does not really care about his people’s plight (“my cause is disregarded,” v. 27; cf. 49:14), perhaps because deliverance does not occur at once, God asserts that as Creator neither his strength nor understanding can be equated with anything in the cosmos. The source of strength is in the realm not of the physical but of the spiritual. The argument is exactly the same as that in ch. 30 (see note on 30:1-18). Those who rush to rely on the strength resident in creation (“youths,” v. 30) will inevitably fail, but those who “hope in” (v. 31) the Lord, the Creator, will discover reservoirs of strength and endurance of which the world knows nothing. [Zondervan Study Bible]

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