Isaiah 42:8-9; 14-20
I am Adonai; that is my Name (this is My Character).I yield My glory to no one else, nor My praise to any idol. See how the former predictions come true; and now new things do I declare – before they sprout I tell you about them.
For a long time have I held My Peace (completion; retribution), I have been silent, restrained Myself. Now I will shriek like a woman in labor, panting and gasping for air. I will devastate mountains and hills, wither all their vegetation, turn the rivers into islands and dry up the lakes. The blind I will lead on a road they don’t know, on roads they don’t know I will lead them; I will turn darkness to light before them, and straighten their twisted paths. These are things I will do without fail. Those who trust in idols (things that make one feel in control or secure) who say to statues,(dead things; lifeless, breathless, inanimate, or our own strength and savvy which is dead too when we rely on it) ‘ You are our gods,’ (I can rely on you) will be repulsed in utter shame. Listen, you deaf! Look, you blind! – so that you will see! Who is as blind as My servant, or deaf as the messenger I send? Who is as blind as the one I rewarded, as blind as the servant of Adonai?
You see much but don’t pay attention; you open your ears, but you don’t listen.
Matthew 11:15; 13:9; 13:43; 19:12 – Yeshua (Jesus) speaking…
If you have ears, then hear!
Those who have ears, let them hear!
Whoever has ears, let them hear!
Whoever can grasp this, let him do so.
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah