Comfort? Perspective.

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Now in those days comes John the Baptist, making his proclamation in the wilderness of Judea, Saying, “Change your hearts; for the Kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.” For this is the one spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “A voice of one crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the Lords’s way, make straight his paths.’”

— Matthew 3:1–3

Here are a few points for processing:

Prepare for Judgment on Inequality

A voice of one calling:

“In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.

And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

— Isaiah 40:3–5

Expand Our Perspective

He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground than he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.

— Isaiah 40:22–25

Expect Participation

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

— Isaiah 40:29–31

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