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God's Strength in Mission (4 of 4)
Series: The Glory of God
Spend your life on something eternal
Our Scripture Reading for Today comes from Isaiah 40:27-3127 Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, ''My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God''? 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. 30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
This is God's Word
So three weeks ago we started this journey through Isaiah 40. And our hope was that through this text we would be motivated by the glory of God for the mission of God. Our goal was to try and catch a glimpse of how big, and how good, and how powerful and how wonderful God is. You see God is infinitely beautiful, he is infinitely glorious, and therefore he is infinitely worthy of all worship.
And so as we quoted John Piper to say three weeks ago. The thing that propels mission, the motivation of mission is the worship of God, as Piper says it. Missions exist because worship doesn't. God is worthy of all worship, and every person was deigned by God and for God and the purpose of mission is that the church would go out to people in every nation who because of their sin have lost sight of their purpose. Because of sin they have lost sight of the fact that their very reason for being, and they have exchanged the worship of God for the worship of something less. People are worshippers, and everyone in this room and everyone in the world is worshipping something or someone and the purpose of m ...
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