“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 25, “PRAISE TO THE LORD”

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“Intercession,”  William McDowell 

“Glory To The Lamb,”  Geoffrey Golden 

“PRAISE TO THE LORD,” ISAIAH 25:1) O LORD, THOU ART MY GOD; I WILL EXALT THEE, I WILL PRAISE THY NAME; FOR THOU HAST DONE WONDERFUL THINGS; THY COUNSELS OF OLD ARE FAITHFULNESS AND TRUTH.  2) FOR THOU HAST MADE OF A CITY AN HEAP; OF A DEFENCED CITY A RUIN:  A PALACE OF STRANGERS TO BE NO CITY; IT SHALL NEVER BE BUILT.  3) THEREFORE SHALL THE STRONG PEOPLE GLORIFY THEE, THE CITY OF THE TERRIBLE NATIONS SHALL FEAR THEE.  REVELATION 11:13.  4) FOR THOU HAST BEEN A STRENGTH TO THE POOR, A STRENGTH TO THE NEEDY IN HIS DISTRESS, A REFUGE FROM THE STORM, A SHADOW FROM THE HEAT, WHEN THE BLAST OF THE OF THE TERRIBLE ONES IS AS A STORM AGAINST THE WALL.   PSALM 46; NAHUM 1;7.  5) THOU SHALL BRING DOWN THE NOISE OF STRANGERS, AS THE HEAT IN A DRY PLACE; EVEN THE HEAT WITH THE SHADOW OF A CLOUD:  THE BRANCH OF THE TERRIBLE ONES SHALL BE BROUGHT LOW.    

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1, Wonderful Things refers to The Wonders Only God Can Do.  Faithfulness and Truth may be rephrased as “Absolute Truth.”  v2, Any proud city is in view here (24:10).  never be rebuilt:  For a similar idea, see 24:20.  v3, The terrible nations are those addressed in chs. 13-23.  The pairing of Glorify in (24:15) and Fear speaks of The Absolute Submission To God Of All People (Philippians 2:10).  v4, The repetition of the word strength and the use of the terms refuge (57:13) and shade is similar to the listing of terms for protection in Psalm 91:1-3.  v5, The use of the term terrible ones, or nations, three times in vv. 3-5 Emphasizes Divine Judgment On The Nations Represented.

Quest Study Bible – v2, “Why Praise God For Destruction And Devastation?”  See “Who Would Praise God With Destruction All Around?”  (24:14-16).

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v1-5, However this might show the deliverance of the Jews out of captivity, it looked further, TO THE PRAISES THAT SHOULD BE OFFERED UP TO GOD FOR CHRIST’S VICTORIES OVER OUR SPIRITUAL ENEMIES, AND THE COMFORTS HE HAS PROVIDED FOR ALL BELIEVERS.  TRUE FAITH SIMPLY CREDITS THE LORD’S TESTIMONY AND RELIES ON HIS TRUTH TO PERFORM HIS PROMISES.  AS GOD WEAKENS THE STRONG WHO ARE PROUD AND SECURE,  SO HE STRENGTHENS THE WEAK THAT ARE HUMBLE, AND STAY (will not be moved) THEMSELVES UPON HIM.  GOD PROTECTS HIS PEOPLE IN ALL WEATHERS.  THE LORD SHELTERS THOSE WHO TRUST IN HIM FROM THE INSOLENCE OF OPPRESSORS.  THEIR INSOLENCE IS BUT THE NOISE OF STRANGERS, IT IS LIKE THE HEAT OF THE SUN SCORCHING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY; BUT WHERE IS IT WHEN THE SUN IS SET?  THE LORD EVER WAS, AND EVER WILL BE, THE REFUGE OF DISTRESSED BELIEVERS.  HAVING PROVIDED THEM A SHELTER, HE TEACHES THEM TO FLEE UNTO IT.   AMEN.R ALL NATIONS, FOR ALL SAT IN DARKNESS.  BUT THIS VEIL THE LORD WILL DESTROY, BY THE LIGHT OF HIS GOSPEL SHINING IN THE WORLD, AND THE POWER OF HIS SPIRIT OPENING MEN’S EYES TO RECEIVE IT.  HE WILL RAISE THOSE TO SPIRITUAL LIFE WHO WERE LONG DEAD IN TRESPASSES AND SINS.  CHRIST WILL HIMSELF, IN HIS RESURRECTION, TRIUMPH OVER DEATH.  GRIEF SHALL BE BANISHED; THERE SHALL BE PERFECT AND ENDLESS JOY.  THOSE THAT MOURN FOR SIN SHALL BE COMFORTED.   THOSE WHO SUFFER FOR CHRIST SHALL HAVE CONSOLATIONS.  BUT IN THE JOYS OF HEAVEN,AND NOT SHORT OF THEM, WILL FULLY BE BROUGHT TO PASS THIS SAYING, GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS.  THE HOPE OF THIS SHOULD NOW DO AWAY WITH OVER-SORROWS, ALL WEEPING THAT HINDERS SOWING.  SOMETIMES IN THIS WORLD GOD TAKES AWAY THE REPROACH OF HIS PEOPLE FROM AMONG MEN; HOWEVER, IT WILL BE DONE FULLY AT THE GREAT DAY.  LET US PATIENTLY BEAR SORROW AND SHAME NOW; BOTH WILL BE DONE AWAY SHORTLY.  PRAISE GOD.  

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