Isaiah's Bucket Measure

Isaiah's Bucket Measure

You, O Triune God, are the Great One, far above the tiny speck of dust we call home. To grasp how eternally huge you are is difficult for our finite minds. As Isaiah wrote,

Isa 40:15  “Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket;
they are regarded as dust on the scales;” [The billions of people on earth, to us a mighty throng, are to you a tiny, insignificant speck, one drop, hardly noticeable. You are so much greater than all the people who have ever lived and you are involved in so much bigger things, like the birthing of stars a hundred times bigger than our sun, yet you love and care for each insignificant, tiny person.]

“he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.” [All the islands of the world are almost microscopic before you, Lord, easily blown away by a breath. In comparison you are monumental, majestic, massive, immovable and mighty. You are eternal and everlasting, the opposite of the temporary, tiny and tentative islands of the earth.]

Isa 40:16  “Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.” [Your greatness, your holiness, your righteousness all deserve lavish, abundant, continual worship, but in the world there is not enough wood or creatures to offer up in sufficient sacrifices of worship. Which is why you offered up yourself as Jesus to pay our penalty, to move worship beyond blood sacrifice to Spirit and Truth. Praise be to you, the worthy One, the righteous Ruler, the caring King.]

Isa 40:17  “Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.” [In the light of your presence, Lord, the nations are hardly discernable, like miniscule flecks of dust, useless in themselves, harmful to your desire to eliminate evil. All their culture,  cities, achievements and wars are less than nothing, for they flow out of sinful hearts and are on such a tiny scale, they are not worth noting.

But you, Lord, in spite of your greatness that fills the whole universe, you not only note the nations, you love each individual, you see what they do each day, you send your Spirit to strive with each one, desiring that every one come to belief and allow you to qualify them to enter the Kingdom of Light. You are the Great Lover of your creatures. You are the Powerful Redeemer of twisted sinners. You are the Tenacious Transformer of our evil into impetus to believe.]

We praise you and glorify you for your marvelous, complex, inscrutiable, holy and gracious nature. You are worthy of worship, honor, exaltation and glory. May I live in such a way today before men and demons and angels that glory will flow to you from my thoughts, motives, words and actions. Amen.