Behold your God

Isaiah Bible Background

10.08.2016 – Old Testament: Isa 40.9

To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 39–40 on October 8, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Just after Isaiah prophesied of the arrival of the forerunner of the Lord (Isaiah 40.1–5), and that forerunner would be John the Baptist, Isaiah then said,

O Zion,
You who bring good tidings,
Get up into the high mountain;
O Jerusalem,
You who bring good tidings,
Lift up your voice with strength,
Lift it up, be not afraid;
Say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
(Isaiah 40.9) 

John the Baptist would announce the arrival of the Lord, or as Isaiah said in verse 3, God, Jerusalem would then have the opportunity of announcing to the rest of the cities of Judah, and to the world, “Behold your God.”

This refers to Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus of Nazareth was God in the flesh.


  • What do you think about the Creator of the universe coming down here and living in a body such as we have?
  • Do you exalt Jesus fully in your thinking and in your life?

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