November 7

Written by Bill Grandi on November 7th, 2019

My title for this devotion is Answered vs Unanswerable.

Have you ever noticed there are some Scriptures which simply take your breath away in their breadth and scope of reach? I’m going to ask you to do something I’ve never done before-something I have already done. STOP reading this devotion and read Isaiah 40 first. Please. Oh yeah…be prepared to be awed.


Thanks. Did you notice the rhetorical questions (questions asked but no answer expected)? Isaiah 40 is filled with them. List them. Verse 12.  Verse 13 (2 of them). Verse 14 (several). Verse 18. Verse 25.

But those alone are not enough. Look at the “Do you not know? Have you not heard?” questions. (Verses 21 & 23).

Anchoring all of this is a verse you may have skipped over (thanks to my “guidance.”) But now go back and read it. “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.” (V.8)  There’s the anchor!! God’s Word has been, is now, and always will be. His Word never changes. Why? Because it is God’s Word and He never changes. Trying to explain an unexplainable God and trying to understand all that means is like trying to answer rhetorical questions. You can’t answer it because it is too lofty. (Brain explodes here). I can only say, “I believe.”

“Father, words truly fail me. Try as I may I’m lost. Take these inadequate but humble thoughts and accept them as they are intended: praise and adoration of and for a matchless God.”


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. I never looked at Is. 40 in the Light you share. Thanks, Bill. Love, love, love the anchor! And “Trying to explain an unexplainable God and trying to understand all that means is like trying to answer rhetorical questions.” So, so true!

  2. Ryan S. says:

    There is so much packed into this chapter, wow. I read through it twice and could still dive in for more treasure. One thing for sure, our God is matchless, without equal, incomparable.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I have to agree with you Ryan. Packed chock full of good stuff. I most definitely concur with your analysis.

  3. Yes, I dropped everything and read Isaiah 40, Bill. Wow! How the imagery and the prophecy washed over me once again. God’s Word is forever, no matter the fleeting circumstances in which we find ourselves. May we cling to Him for dear life each and every day.