41:1 Listen to me in silence, 2 Who stirred up one from the east 5 The coastlands have seen and are afraid; 8 But you, Israel, my servant,
Don't Be Afraid (Isaiah 41:1-10)
Andrew Willis, September 24, 2017
Part of the Providence series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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let the peoples renew their strength;
let them approach, then let them speak;
let us together draw near for judgment.
whom victory meets at every step?
He gives up nations before him,
so that he tramples kings underfoot;
he makes them like dust with his sword,
like driven stubble with his bow.
3 He pursues them and passes on safely,
by paths his feet have not trod.
4 Who has performed and done this,
calling the generations from the beginning?
I, the Lord, the first,
and with the last; I am he.
the ends of the earth tremble;
they have drawn near and come.
6 Everyone helps his neighbor
and says to his brother, “Be strong!”
7 The craftsman strengthens the goldsmith,
and he who smooths with the hammer him who strikes the anvil,
saying of the soldering, “It is good”;
and they strengthen it with nails so that it cannot be moved.
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
the offspring of Abraham, my friend;
9 you whom I took from the ends of the earth,
and called from its farthest corners,
saying to you, “You are my servant,
I have chosen you and not cast you off”;
10 fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (ESV)
41:1 Listen to me in silence,
2 Who stirred up one from the east
5 The coastlands have seen and are afraid;
8 But you, Israel, my servant,