10/10/18 Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 40-42, Proverbs 10
Isaiah 40:15-18 (NKJV)
Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, And are counted as the small dust on the scales; Look, He lifts up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, Nor its beasts sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before Him are as nothing, And they are counted by Him less than nothing and worthless. To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare to Him?
Isaiah 41:1 (NKJV)
“Keep silence before Me, O coastlands, And let the people renew their strength! Let them come near, then let them speak; Let us come near together for judgment.
41:1. The Lord confronted the nations and the islands (the remotest places where humans live) face to face in judgment. Of the 15 occurrences of “islands” in the Old Testament, 14 are in Isaiah. Together the islands and nations suggest all the world’s peoples. In suggesting that they meet together, God was not asking that they negotiate; instead He was asking that they come together and realize the truth of His words.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
Isaiah 1:18-20 (KJV)
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.