mountain smashing

May 2015 (28)Isaiah 41:11-20

11 Watch! All those who are angry with you will be ashamed and humiliated; the men of your strife will be like nothing and will become lost. 12 You will seek them, but you will not find them; the men of your strife will be like nothing, and the men of your war like nothing. 13 Because I, Yahveh your God, am grasping your right hand; the one saying to you, “You must not fear; I myself, I will help you. 14 You must not fear, O worm of Jacob; people of Israel, I myself, I will help you,” a declaration of Yahveh, and your redeemer is the holy one of Israel. 15 Watch! I will make you into a new sharp threshing sledge, owner of sharp edges. You will thresh and crush the mountains, and you will make the hills like chaff. 16 You will winnow them and the wind will carry them, and the storm will scatter them. And you yourself will rejoice in Yahveh; you will boast in the holy one of Israel. 17 The poor and the needy are seeking water and there is none; their tongue is dried up with thirst. I, Yahveh, will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. 18 I will open rivers on the barren heights and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness like a pool of water and the land of dryness like springs of water. 19 I will give the cedar, acacia, myrtle, and olive oil tree in the wilderness; I will set the cypress, elm, and box tree together in the desert 20 so that they may see and know, and take to heart and understand together that the hand of Yahveh has done this, and the holy one of Israel has created it.”

mountain smashing

Isaiah speaks words similar to Jesus, who promised us that we could remove mountains by our faith in God.[1] Isaiah tells his people, the insignificant worm of Jacob, that the LORD will use them as his threshing sledge. They would smash the mountains surrounding them. Yahveh encourages his readers to believe that, and invites them to watch what happens when they do.

LORD, use us as your threshing sledge. By our prayers, unity, and righteous acts, may we destroy all those things which are obstacles to your coming kingdom.

[1] Matthew 17:20; 21:21; Mark 11:23.

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