Isaiah 40 – 42 Job and Isaiah offer the same questions from God: Can anyone compare to Me? Does any idol resemble me in form or attributes? The answer should be a resounding NO! In fact, Paul wrote to the Romans: For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse.
Therefore the obvious question laid at the feet of men is this: Why do you say that the Lord is unaware of what is happening to you, to the world? In fact, the psalmist wrote that when men question His authority He just laughs in disgust. Truly there is no idol or person that can equal or rival Him. One tried and was tossed from heaven!
That is why Isaiah’s words from the Holy One are so comforting: Don’t be afraid, for I am with you! Don’t be frightened, for I am your God! I strengthen you – yes, I help you –yes, I uphold you with my saving right hand! And again in ch 42: I am the Lord! That is my name! I will not share my glory with anyone else, or the praise due me with idols.
God is the Holy One; for that give Him praise! He is due each and every word we can offer in praise and thanksgiving.