Isaiah 40:14 “Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counselor has informed Him? With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge and informed Him of the way of understanding?”
The kids and I bought a t-shirt
for my husband that says, “Hoosier Daddy?”. It was meant to be a funny
combination of his love for basketball and the question he asks us when
he fixes some hopeless object or knows how to figure out a stubborn
Algebra problem: “Who’s your Daddy?” It makes us laugh and feel safe at
the same time. His confidence is our comfort.
If I were to
paraphrase the 14th verse of Isaiah 40 it might look something like this
– ” God smiles in pure confidence and says, “Who’s your Daddy?” His
confidence is our comfort. There’s no boasting in His claim; it’s just
the facts. There is no one He turns to for advice, direction or help. He
is the root of it all. He is the source.
I love it when I get to
see the webs in scripture. It’s like the moment when the sun’s rays hit
the fence post just right and Charlotte’s masterpiece is revealed. The
web I now see has a strand from this verse to the part in Revelation
where we learn that the river in the new Jerusalem flows from His throne
(Rev 22:1). How can the river flow from His throne? It is my
experience that a river’s source can be a mountain lake, a spring, some
snow melting or sometimes a marsh. I do not understand how a river can
flow from a throne, but I can find joy in knowing that it does.
Charlotte’s web for today might say, “He’s THE Source“.
comes the mustard seed – I have taken the journey to find the source of
the stream and discovered it is an upland meadow pond. Can I be
satisfied with the answer or will I keep looking, meanwhile denying the
real answer I have already found?
“Whom did the Lord consult to
enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught
him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding” (Is 40:14)? He
looks at us with an intriguing smile, winks, and says, “Who’s your
1. Memorize Isaiah 40:14
2. Is there something in your life that you have been trying to handle on your own; but to no avail? Have you handed this thing over to Your Daddy? Take a moment and do that. Allow Him to be God, Your Father, and you to be His child.
3. Read Isaiah 40:14 again. Take it in- the depth of what He is speaking to us; showing us. Hang onto the truth of this verse- I pray it helps us stay close to our all-knowing, loving, and holy Father.