Isaiah 40 // why do people leave things out??

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Chapter 40 of Isaiah is mainly about God's people being comforted. They are given hope by the word of the Lord and so forth. But, as I was reading along, I was struck by a question.

Why are some verses so known, even among non-believers, while others are not? 

 I've heard verse 31 spoken many a time;

"....They shall mount up with wings like eagles
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not be faint."

BUT have you heard this???

"Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
measured the heaven with a span,
and calculated the dust of the earth in a measure?
Weighing the mountains in scales
and the hills in a balance." (verse 12)

"blink* * blinks again*

You try to calculate how much dust there is in the earth! Or -- (get ready for it) all the water in, the Mississippi River, the Amazon, the Nile, The Great Lakes, Niagara Falls, the Atlantic ocean, and goooshh don't forget all those small rivers, lakes, random oceans and seas as well!

GUYS THATS A LOT OF WATER AND GOD HOLDS IT IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.

And, do you know what a span is? I didn't until just now. It's the width of an average man's hand, with your fingers spread out. It was used as a measuring staple before all our fancy stuff came out. But - our amazing Lord is able to measure the heaven (world, outer space, etc) with a single span of His hand.

IDK ABOUT YOU BUT UH THAT SHOWS ME THAT HE IS H.U.G.E.

did you know that we haven't even been able to measure outer space yet - you know why? cuz us tiny little humans don't have anything near large enough to even try with yet. 

so, why don't people know about this? 
why is verse 31 known, but verse 12 is not??

btw, guys, God's hand is purely poetical. He is using them as a something that we can comprehend..bc He's too majestic for us

31 comments

  1. THIS IS SO TOTALLY EPIC I NEVER HEARD THIS BEFORE.

    like....awe-inspiring, wow, I have no words. <3

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    1. I KNOW ME EITHER THATS WHY I TOTALLY HAD TO SHARE

      hahaa I felt the same way, yet I somehow wrote a post...?? haha #thelifeofme

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  2. God just always blows my mind and I can't even fathom what you just said by oh my gosh!! We serve such an awesome, powerful, amazing, huge God. Wow

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    1. YES SO YES when I was writing this up I was kinda like "uhhhggg i feeeel soooo smaalllll.." but I KNEW I needed to publish it. <3 YES WE DO

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  3. I've always wondered why some verses in the Bible are always talked about and recited, while other that are equally as amazing (like this one) are ignored. Thanks for sharing these with us! Love it! <33

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    1. I know!!! It bothers me.. I was hastaging my blogpost on instagram earlier and when I wrote "#isaiah40" it immediately had one for me to use "#isaiah40:31" I was like I REST MY CASE. lol!!!

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  4. Have you seen Louie Giglio's video on how great our God is? It's FANTASTIC!

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    1. I don't think I have... I should look it up tho!!

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    2. Louie Giglo's "Indescribable" is AWESOME too, just saying. Haha :). "I love laminin!!!" (Can't remember which one that is actually in... haha.)
      I actually did know about this verse, but I loved hearing your thoughts on it, thanks for sharing with us! And I agreee about leaving stuff out- I was thinking this a few weeks ago when I decided to look up the verse "Because Christ is in her, she shall not fall", because I was seeing it EVERYWHERE on girl's decor items, but could not think what it was in connection to. Lo and Behold, the verse preceding it is not directed at us girls, but is talking about "God's city", haha; Psalm 46: 4;5, "There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns." How do we decide which verses to pull out and let stand on their own?!
      I had to chuckle when I saw Instagram suggested the 31st verse. Oh the irony... hahaha!

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  5. Whoa...I've never heard of that verse either! That's amazing though...to think that God holds everything "in His hands." Wow.

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    1. Yes, it really is!! It makes me see how blessed we are to be able to pick up our Bibles and read.

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  6. Wow, you put that in one of the most empathetic ways possible. Nice job.
    Unfortunately, I'm not sure. But I do know that you are totally right, seeing how vast the span of God's hand is. Isn't that just marvelous?

    Amelia xxx
    <3

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    1. wow..thank you!! <3 It is almost annoying to think that there are so many gems hidden, but honestly, that's on us to share and read ourselves, I think. YES YES YES

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  7. Wow. Just wow! You're right though, there are some verses SO well known, but then sometimes the true gems of verses are hidden until we take the time to READ the Bible and find them for ourselves! <3
    XOXO
    http://everythingisbetterwithpolkadots.blogspot.com/

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    1. eexxxaacctly!!!! EEP this is literally what I was trying to show through the blogpost without saying it. <3333 EEP

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  8. Wow, that's an amazing verse! It's true - sometimes I read through chapters in the Bible and wonder why they're not more well-known because they're so good. Thanks for sharing! Our God is pretty amazing. :)

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    1. #totallyfeelthesameway I know...like waht. sometimes I just sit there in awe, that's why I just HAD to write this post

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  9. God. is. so. good. And just amaze-ing. Unfathomable and so loving. HE IS HUGE. (in so many ways)

    And WHY DO things get left out?? Because those other scriptures are pretty epic... <33333

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    1. The size is unimaginable, and yet, Jesus is here, next to me right now... like waahht.

      IDK. *sighs*

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  10. THIS IS SO COOL!

    I literally get so confused when I read my Bible and I find awesome verses and I'm like WHY HAVE I NEVER HEARD THIS BEFORE WHY IS THIS NOT TALKED ABOUT CONSTANTLY?!

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    1. OH MY GOSH I KNOW ITS LIKE...INCOMPREHENSIBLE. It drives me batty lol

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  11. I just discovered your blog, and wow! I feel like I'm walking through life with you! I love it!

    Destinee Nicole | destineenicole.com

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much!!! That's like one of the biggest compliments anyone could EVER give me <3333 I'm looking at your blog now - and am totally loving it! :D

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