The Blind Seer – Isaiah 40:6

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The Blind Seer – Isaiah 40:6

Supplement to “Armor Bearers”

“A voice says, ‘Proclaim!’ and [the [prophet] asks, ‘What shall I proclaim?’ – ‘All flesh is grass and all its kindness is like a blossom in the field. Grass withers and blossoms fades when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; indeed the people are grass. Grass withers and blossom fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”

God comforts Israel by having the prophet proclaim that all flesh is ephemeral and transitory while the word of God stands forever.

Israel was chosen by God to testify that there is no power aside from Him (Isaiah 44:9). You don’t need a witness for something that everyone can see. The truth of God’s power is hidden behind the façade of the natural order (Isaiah 44:18). With eyes of flesh we see might, strength and permanence in natural objects such…

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