Behold Your God, Believe His Word

| Isaiah 40:1-11

Isaiah opens chapter 40 with some amazing words:

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her
(Isaiah 40:1–2)

He uses a double imperative for emphasis. The words Isaiah brings from God are tender words; words that promise peace and forgiveness. Words spoken to Judah—

that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned,
that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.

He speaks here of hostility ended, sins pardoned, judgment and justice satisfied. These are amazing words, especially when you consider what the nation of Judah was facing.

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