Preacher: Jeremiah Fyffe
1. Isaiah 35:1-2 | THE LORD’S PROMISE OF PROVISION FOR THE WILDERNESS JOURNEY
2. Isaiah 35:3-4 | THE IMPLICATION FOR THE WEAK TO BECOME STRONG
3. Isaiah 35:5-7 | THE COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION BY THE LORD
4. Isaiah 35:8-10 | THE ABSOLUTE SURETY OF RETURN HOME
Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.
And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them.
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Unfortunately, we frequently fail to see what Isaiah saw. We allow the goals, ambitions, and everyday responsibilities of life to be so central to our thoughts that we fail to shut down and center on the Holy One, the Creator, the one who is high and lifted up above all that is.
Isaiah 35:1-2 opens by explaining how the Lord provides for his people as they journey through the wilderness? How have you seen the Lord provide for you during the course of the past year?
The purpose of Isaiah 35 is to encourage the pilgrim as he makes his way through this life to, “Strengthen weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.” How does the hope that we will “see the glory of the Lord” encourage you to persevere and seek the Lord’s provision in this life?
Isaiah 35:8 says that the unclean shall not pass over the Way of Holiness, and yet it says that even fools shall not go astray. How does the truth of the gospel reconcile the fact that we are all sinners and fools with the hope that we will be brought home to the presence of our God?
Consider how Christmas is a celebration of Isaiah 35:4: “He will come and save you.”