Google+ 05/07/14 The Glory of the Lord Will Be Revealed!

Isaiah 40:4-5


Fill in the valleys, and level the mountains and hills.
Straighten the curves, and smooth out the rough places.
Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together.
    The Lord has spoken!”


The Lord has spoken!  Sometimes we believe that the only place God really speaks to us is in the New Testament.  This kind of belief is so dangerous and so wrong.  On the other hand, some religions only believe the Old Testament.  This is also frightening and not at all what God intended.  It is only through the entire sixty-six book canon, which is the Bible, that we can enjoy all of God's revelations to us.  The prophet Isaiah speaks to all of us today.  If only the Jewish people would have listened to this revelation and believed.  Notice that all of us have work to do before we see the glory of the Lord.  It is not easy to fill in the valleys and level the mountains and hills.  Straightening the curves and smoothing out the rough places in our lives seems a daunting task.  Spoken as a Christian and a pastor, let me tell all of us how daunting it really is!  There is much to do for God and Jesus every day.  There are choices to be made and tasks to be accomplished in His name.  Don't be like the people of Israel.  Do not turn a deaf ear to the voice of God, crying in the wilderness.  Just go ahead and do the work.  Then we will see the greatest thing our eyes could ever behold.  "The Glory of the Lord Will Be Revealed!"