2. (3) He also regards all the incidents of his outward history in their relation to his eternal future, and glorifies God by steadfastly acting accordingly. You throw a stone into the air. Holy hope is a wing that will bear the soul above to its anticipated possessions.III. "They shall renew their strength." All men are influenced and governed by some kind of faith; but worldly men have no true faith in things spiritual and invisible. The period of fresh, wild enthusiasms; the season of zeal without discretion, when all sorts of impossibilities are dreamed, all sorts of vain things attempted. They wait His time, acquiesce in His methods.(J. One part was taken on by the engine to the higher end of the platform, the other and hinder remained where it was. What is it to wait? And, at any cost, let him who speaks from the mouth of the true God himself be true. I brought but little there. Indeed I think we poor walkers sometimes make the most progress, for we lean more entirely on God and draw more constant supplies of His grace.(C. There are many persons who fail to come to the light of truth, and to the inspiration of the higher views of religion, by reason of worldly prosperity, which tends to satisfy their lower nature. A. )Waiting upon GodAndrew Murray.One brother in the ministry asked me, "Is there not a danger of too great passivity?" B. Meyer, B. A.Any racehorse will start at full speed; but how few have staying power! Purer air.2. We must renew our strength, for it is for our honour, comfort, and safety.4. But the idea in his mind is not one of comparative motions. "THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES." The result will be as it is figuratively expressed: We shall mount up; we shall run; we shall walk.I. It is for God's glory and our own usefulness.III. It is well to rise up on wings of eagles, but now and then we must come to the level of our fellow-creatures, and in their service we are to run and not be weary. And for them, too, the promise holds good, "They shall renew their strength, they shall walk and not faint." To "look off" unto the eternal, to get behind the veil into the realm of true being is the need of the fevered and exhausted soul. Any special duty, also, tends, by its very specialty, to brace us for the doing of it; there is, moreover, the goal in view, and the prize to be won. In consequence of the exhausted spirits of the weary traveller never being renewed, some who did run well are hindered, and halt in their career; while others adopt altogether a retrograde movement, return to the path of their former delights, apostatise from the faith, and become worse than infidels.2. The nature of each man's hopes will be in accordance with his ruling desires, and the amount of his hopefulness will depend on that to which he trusts for the fulfilment of his desires. And we renew our strength for all enterprise which makes demand on our courage and truthfulness.2. The excellency of dignity and the excellency of strength go both together, and he that falls from the one does, with Reuben, fall also from the other. The order, then, may be the correct one, after all — not so good as a rhetorical finish, but true to life. Poor and barren and diseased must that heart be which has no song of praise to sing, no gratitude to pour forth for past deliverances and for present mercies, which has no emotion of adoring love for a goodness so infinite and untiring. Nor does it wait in vain. (Sunday School Chronicle. Often, too, the very best prescription which a physician can give is, "Rest and cheerful society." But the period comes when these youthful impulsions give place to the more restrained and disciplined energies of life, like those of the runner who has trained himself to maintain his pace, and to maintain it by not exceeding it. (4) Humility, meekness, peace, and joy may not seem, at first view, to contribute anything to strength, but in truth they are among the necessary elements of this vigour of mind. "Waiting upon the Lord." Good men have done wonders when their strength has been renewed.III. But the strength spoken of in our text is evidently not corporeal strength; it is a power seated in the mind; but neither is it intellectual vigour. And this is done commonly, in the greatest uncertainty whether the means will prove effectual. )Renewing strengthHuman strength is of many kinds — physical, mental, spiritual; but every form of human strength must of necessity spend itself. )Standing stillJ. Doubt seems so impossible, and elements of character are forming then that we should be poor indeed without in future time. But this is not true of all. Indeed I think we poor walkers sometimes make the most progress, for we lean more entirely on God and draw more constant supplies of His grace.(C. Halsey. There are many who run, but run themselves out of breath (Galatians 5:7). Halsey.The spiritual teaching of this verse is, that for all the stages and moods of our life-pilgrimage Heaven's grace is available and sufficient.(J. ALL RENEWAL OF STRENGTH SHOULD BE REGULAR. But it is possible to rise by another kind of power. This phrase is descriptive, not merely of an occasional exercise, but of what is, or ought at least to be, the constant temper and frame of the believer's mind.II. Our deepest affections are stirred when we are told that redemption was made in love. It is in the period of youth that we have our ambitious dreams, and take our higher flights. In order to understand how to wait upon the Lord accurately, first we must see what’s the purpose of using an Eagle to explain the act of waiting upon the Lord? WHAT IS THIS WAITING?1. The slight and shifting nature of the foundations on which worldly hopes are built makes it evident that they can do but little towards giving abiding and progressive strength to character, while frequent failures and disappointments depress and enfeeble. There could be little doubt but that from childhood he had often looked upon some of those carved tablets on which men with wings of eagles fastened to their shoulders were common, that he had often looked on those colossal images of winged bulls and lions and men such as may be seen in our British Museum to-day. The flower, too, that had drooped and withered at the close of day, is revived by the cool and the dews of night, and in the morning puts forth its buds, and expands its leaves anew, delighting the eye with the beauty of its colours, or perfuming the air with the sweets of its fragrance. It is a crown (1 Corinthians 9:25). Paul had had his eagle "flights," but he did not make much of them. We use the word "wait" with reference to service: a servant "waits" upon his master or his master's guests. If they hear of a medicinal spring far off in the mountains they hesitate not to undertake the journey, and undergo the hardships of the rugged way, that they may test the efficacy of the mineral waters. To think that we are labouring in vain is the thought that paralyses. Fortitude and patience under affliction is also the effect of that renewing and increase of spiritual strength, which is received from waiting on the Lord. This implies the recognition of God as the supreme Arbiter and Disposer of all human events. (2) Keeping this high mark ever in view, he becomes strong enough to regulate by it all his social action. They "wait for the Lord, and in His word do they hope" (Psalm 130:5). ( C. H. This is the highest of all exercises of spiritual strength, and effectually prepares for all the rest. The man with so keen an eye for rhetorical effect as this writer shows could not have ended this matchless oration so tamely. All the motives which the Gospel presents before him feed his hopefulness and increase his working power. Usually we have, at any rate, just a little strength, and then waiting upon Him means not only prayer and uplooking, but doing His commandments like the angels, who because they do them excel in strength.II. Not so; for the religion of the Bible is this: mounting up with wings of eagles, running and not wearying, walking and not fainting. How does this scripture minister to you ? He flies in company with the sun. on wings as eagles: they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. To "wait" is more than to pray. It was his religious observance of the laws of the Nazarite which occasioned his extraordinary power. It will also lead us to exert our best endeavours, and put forth all our own strength, as we would not be chargeable with the guilt of affronting God by asking His help without them. Divine consolation. I said "Oh yes, my brother, as long as we think it is our activity that must do it, then passivity robs us of time and strength. And when He Calls us home, He who sits upon the circle of the heavens, and sees all the sorrow of this world as you and I can never see it, bids us "Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." What is the reason of all this? Experience has proved that, to a great many souls, public worship is the greatest help they ever get, that it gives wings to their holiest prayers and brightness to their gladdest songs of praise, and that it does bring them nearer to God than any other external agency that they know of. If we have failed, or have been foiled, God will put us on our feet again. It means prayer — much more than an occasional supplication, however real; it means persistent, persevering, continual prayer; it means an abiding attitude of trustful dependence upon God; it means all that is wrapped up in those beautiful words, "Oh, rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him"; it means trust in the Lord and do good; it means trust in the Lord at all times, for with Him is everlasting strength, and have no confidence in self.2. This service must be —(1)Spiritual.(2)Supreme.II. And then we come to the quiet, steady, persistent "walk." "Waiting on the Lord" by prayer has the same effect on them that it has on an empty bucket to set it under a rain-spout. It is a religion of conscience, and not a mere effervescence of pious emotion. Although every degree of spiritual strength is a precious possession, and we are not permitted "to despise the day of small things," yet it is the duty and privilege of every believer to aim at high attainments in the Divine life, and to encourage and aid others in doing the same. All this renewal of vitality was the result of waiting on one of those wonderful healthfountains. Many things he desires to do but cannot. They shall walk, and not faint." He stopped running because he was tired. But, further. (1) There are some cases and conditions, especially wherein a Christian has most need of having his strength renewed unto him; as, against a new service; against some new temptation and conflict with Satan; against some new trial and affliction. The brighter the light before them, the more eagerly and steadfastly they rise upwards to greet it and to bathe in its splendour. Waiting upon the Lord includes expectation. (1) In regard of its Original, as coming from the Holy Ghost (Ephesians 3:16). This implies a declension of strength, fainting, and fatigue; to all of which the Christian pilgrim is more or less exposed.1. I may be very busy in connection with the Church of Christ and the advancement of the knowledge of Christ. (3) In the effects, for this supernatural strength is able to do greater matters than the other can do, helping a man to deny himself, to overcome the world, to mortify lusts and corruptions, etc.2. He had "run" swiftly to and fro on many an errand of evangelisation; but he does not dwell on these as having called forth any remarkable manifestations of the Divine helpfulness. WHAT BENEFITS AND AIDS THEY RECEIVE WHO WAIT UPON THE LORD. The eagle is a bird that soars upwards towards heaven: so is the Christian to mount upwards in holy contemplation. There are those who have a premature development of spiritual impulses.. By continually waiting upon God. Before you read, set yourself still that your soul may realise, I am waiting for God to come in and take possession of me for to-day. Ward Beecher. Tymms. (1) In regard of its Original, as coming from the Holy Ghost (Ephesians 3:16). By a sudden impetus or effort. The river is God's infinite power; the channel is our conscious weakness. Presently a new appetite for food was awakened, and a new life crept into my ten fingers; walking became a delight, and preaching as easy as for a lark to sing. (Evan H. Hopkins, B. To speak of a man as able to strengthen himself, so as to dispense with Divine aid, is as unreasonable as it is unscriptural As well might you talk of a leafless tree clothing itself with verdure without the vernal sun — as well of an enfeebled body recovering tone and energy without the reviving air of heaven. In the power to endure it. This man, however, has this double life. The slight and shifting nature of the foundations on which worldly hopes are built makes it evident that they can do but little towards giving abiding and progressive strength to character, while frequent failures and disappointments depress and enfeeble. The truth lies the other way! H. Anderson.I. The men who led the remnant back were God-fearing men like Ezra and Zerubbabel, men who waited on God. Waiting upon God is a duty very frequently enforced in Scripture, and to which the highest blessings are annexed. Did the prophet put this last in his brief summary because patience is one of those Christian graces that has its perfect work the latest?(J. THE IMPORT OF THE DECLARATION, that they who thus wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; or, as the words might be translated, shall be renewed in strength.1. This is that which does for the most part extend itself to the outside and form of religion. I may be very busy in connection with the Church of Christ and the advancement of the knowledge of Christ. But such seasons of elevated devotion and delightful contemplation are not constant. (2) While only the few can thus fly, many can only run. He points us also to the condition on which this Divine energy is to be recovered: "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength."1. But let them meet with some strong temptation and they are presently weary of those purposes and endeavours. It is possible for the best of men to lose much of the influence of religion from the heart, and for a time to be very unconscious of it.2. An engine came down and gave them a push, sending them towards the stationary carriages at such a rate that it seemed as though they would crash into the train with violence. "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father." Capacity for the most strenuous exertion.IV. We traverse the solid unromantic ground of principle, while the ghost of many a shattered illusion haunts our path. It was his religious observance of the laws of the Nazarite which occasioned his extraordinary power. They do not know by experience the blessings of communion, and therefore these outward aids in public worship are of little use to them. We must renew our strength, for it is for our honour, comfort, and safety.4. To speak of a man as able to strengthen himself, so as to dispense with Divine aid, is as unreasonable as it is unscriptural As well might you talk of a leafless tree clothing itself with verdure without the vernal sun — as well of an enfeebled body recovering tone and energy without the reviving air of heaven. Horton, D. D.is amplified by a resemblance to a threefold motion.1. Never failing to seek and obtain fellowship with God in the highest, always daring to attempt great actions, this heavenly minded man has thoughts and yearnings which raise his mode of life above the level of common things. differentism.(J. Thank God, too, for the running stage. All these evils, so full of fierce and destructive energies, will soon be as the dust beneath our feet. 2. You must take it in the hour of God's appointment. But at the last, evil is found to be in its nature only decay. There could be little doubt but that from childhood he had often looked upon some of those carved tablets on which men with wings of eagles fastened to their shoulders were common, that he had often looked on those colossal images of winged bulls and lions and men such as may be seen in our British Museum to-day. The Gospel is a message of joy. No philosophy of prayer may be possible to us, save that best of all philosophies, the philosophy of experience. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, but the revelation of the inexhaustible God liveth and abideth for ever. There is a type of soul which soars like the eagle, its daring eye not flinching from the dazzling sun itself but drawn by it higher and higher with steadfast gaze till it is lost to sight of those on earth below. Magnetise a needle, and it becomes much more sensitive to the force of the magnet. He who has only seen the sorrow, the grief, the sin of the world has not penetrated to the depth of the problem. But we have good reason to believe that the prophet drew his imagery from familiar objects in the land of exile. L. Wiseman, B. A.— At a certain junction the train by which I was travelling was divided into two parts. A. Nothing looks less like effort.2. We have found that after all we have to live on terra firma. And by which the world is overcome.3. "He shall mount up." A. In rapturous contemplation of the things of God. II. True waiting upon the Lord seems to have three features, which we suppose to be contained in the words here used.1. The highest point in his destiny is to be conformed to the image of the Son of God. It is like a banquet spread before one who has no appetite or whose habitual food is altogether different, or like a rich and perfect performance of music to one who is altogether destitute of any musical sense.II. I brought but little there. "THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH."1. To wait upon God. The Christian makes a hopeful start in his course of service when he clearly realises the spiritual security of his own position.2. This may intimate —1. It seemed impossible that these few exiles could escape from those nations, and go back to their own land and restore their institutions, but they did. For even before conversion there is a kind of strength which does appear, and that also in reference to religion, and the duties of it, but it is not such a strength as any are to rest themselves contented with. "(5) The only other ingredient of spiritual strength is zeal, zeal according to knowledge. It was the Great Missionary Book. To "look off" unto the eternal, to get behind the veil into the realm of true being is the need of the fevered and exhausted soul. When a soul has its inner life hid with Christ and lives a life of true consecration it is enabled to take wing, and its "citizenship is in heaven." Where there is strength there will be diligence in well-doing. -------------------- In faith. Halsey. It is quite clear that the order in which the prophet wrote was, "They that wait upon the Lord shall walk and not faint, shall run and not be weary, shall mount up with wings as eagles." Therefore the prophet had suggested to Israel this thought, that "the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary." We are not to spend all our time in rapturous contemplation. Let us not be impatient of them. He has kept the world going all these ages; and my short life of sixty, seventy, or eighty years — will my God not care for and maintain that? All your youthful energy will be useful in the service of religion, and you will find it much more happily employed than in the service of the world and of Satan. "They shall mount up. This is what we all need in this weary world, whose toils and cares and temptations perpetually remind us of our weakness and the need of invigorating grace. But because the higher nature of some people is unfolded early, are we to make them the criterion for other people? Watch it a bit and down it comes again; the power has spent itself. Then I have a question to ask. And because the servants of God have gone awfully wrong when it has not been renewed. Maybe in revolutions and bloodshed, for the wheels of God grind inexorably and small. To me it's no problem for God gives the strength. Is this the same as saying that we shall have the power of steady perseverance, of patient endurance under protracted trial? We traverse the solid unromantic ground of principle, while the ghost of many a shattered illusion haunts our path. Becoming weak as water, he shall not excel (Genesis 49:4).2. know what it is to mount up. For this we need power. V. And we renew our strength for all enterprise which makes demand on our courage and truthfulness.2. Just such a well of spiritual force is the Lord Jesus Christ. This seems to say that the life of communion with God is not a long series of vapid and unemotional hours, a dead level of mechanical and spiritless employments, but a life that has rare and glorious experiences, holy aspirations, ennobling thoughts, ecstatic emotions, spirit-stirring hopes.1. But all forms of waiting on the Lord involve the personal, conscious, voluntary act of the mind or soul within us, for which no mere ceremony or ritual can be a substitute. You are to wait for supplies. If, however, his desires are set on the more refined pleasures of sense, such as the enjoyment of works of art, his hopes depend on the retention of the delicate sensibility of the organs by which he receives his impressions. Their faith at one time is supported only by the promises,,-at other times by their own experience (Psalm 27:14; Lamentations 3:25, 26; Isaiah 30:18; Isaiah 49:23).3. It is the period of disenchantment; when we discover the bounds of the practical, and when we have a stronger sense of life's limitations than of its possibilities. L. Wiseman, B. A.The knapsack that galls and oppresses the novice at mountain climbing is borne without fatigue by the guide who is accustomed to it. a. V. "They shall mount up. Let us, therefore, see what there is in reserve for us in the large world into which Isaiah is prepared to conduct us We are at once made aware of its vastness, to the expanding and refreshing of our spirits, for we are brought face to face with God in all the majesty of His perfections: the infinite Greatness, to which the nations are as the small dust of the balance. "They that wait upon the Lord SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH." "They shall renew their strength." None had such joy as Christ. Biblical Commentary Isaiah 40:21-31 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The book of Isaiah is centered on the Babylonian exile, which began in 586 B.C. General Epistles Such strength of rising as this can only come by closest communion with God. There are those who have a premature development of spiritual impulses.. One who waits upon the king behaves in a different way from one who waits upon an ordinary person. L. Cuyler, D. D.)Waiting on the LordC. Our text speaks not only of flying, but of running and walking. Faith is like a spark. L. Wiseman, B. Soul progress.(D. I have often gone to Saratoga, in the heat of the early summer, quite run down, and my vitality burned out as coal gets exhausted in the bunkers of a steamer. (2) Our manifold afflictions (Hebrews 12:5). The river is God's infinite power; the channel is our conscious weakness. He was that, but that is not the last analysis of the character of the Lord Jesus Christ. A. A. But because the higher nature of some people is unfolded early, are we to make them the criterion for other people? Becoming weak as water, he shall not excel (Genesis 49:4).2. He receives strength to confess his sins to the God of truth from the hope of pardon founded on God's merciful promise.2. Howells.I. The justified believer derives strength to advance to closest fellowship with God from the hope that he may meet Him in likeness of character.4. THE MANNER IN WHICH WE ARE TO WAIT UPON GOD. He stopped running because he was tired. HOW ARE WE TO RENEW OUR STRENGTH? And for them, too, the promise holds good, "They shall renew their strength, they shall walk and not faint." It is for God's glory and our own usefulness.III. But this is not true of all. Who, then, shall give wings to a heavy laden sinner, strong enough to sustain him in his upward flight? Therefore the prophet had suggested to Israel this thought, that "the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary." SPIRITUAL STRENGTH, HOW IS IT TO BE OBTAINED? A. 1. )The Christian's walkJ. And look at that time when He has the burden of the world upon Him. Even "as the stream of brooks they pass away." There is a type of soul which soars like the eagle, its daring eye not flinching from the dazzling sun itself but drawn by it higher and higher with steadfast gaze till it is lost to sight of those on earth below. But we have good reason to believe that the prophet drew his imagery from familiar objects in the land of exile. That is His great legacy to the Church. All your youthful energy will be useful in the service of religion, and you will find it much more happily employed than in the service of the world and of Satan.(F. Godliness is progress without fatigue. That is the teaching of the prophet. There must be approach to God.2. "(5) The only other ingredient of spiritual strength is zeal, zeal according to knowledge. This threefold description of mounting up, running and walking, presents three aspects of the same character. That increased communications of Divine grace shall be made to them.III. Wesley fashioned modern England by faith. It was in this greater exigency that his inner ear caught the promise, "My grace is sufficient for thee."(J. "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life," etc. It is very easy to misunderstand this word "wait," and regard it as meaning inactive passivity. A weak Christian is a burden to himself as meeting with many difficulties which he cannot grapple with, but which prove too hard to him. We are precisely in the same position in which the Jews were found — we are equally apt to faint when under God's rod; and He seeks to inspire us with hope and confidence.I. You must get deeper and deeper yet, and when you touch the Rock — the pillars of the earth — you will come to the fact that under all there is the eternal blessedness. L. Cuyler, D. D.This passage has the ring of an Alpine horn. Alexander, D. D.I. Then there are many persons who renew their strength, who develop into a higher spiritual life, into more fevour, more joy, and more stability by reason of the removal of false or imperfect views of truth. When I look at what He does for the stars, I realise that His work is done every moment. Now those composite figures had subtle meanings. )Strength helping weaknessF. Such strength of rising as this can only come by closest communion with God. They wait with patient perseverance. There is a double kind of change to be observed.1. Every moment the speed was reduced, and finally the carriages came to a standstill a foot away from those to which they were to be attached. And this is true to life" "They shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run; they shall walk." Strength for to-day does not insure strength for to-morrow. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. In short, it is a grace, just as much as the grace of faith, or love, or humility. When I look at what He does for the stars, I realise that His work is done every moment. At the best, however, these lofty flights can only be occasional. Good men have done wonders when their strength has been renewed.III. Your stalk may be a broken one, and your petals may be shrivelled, but by waiting upon the Lord you shall renew your strength.II. All this renewal of vitality was the result of waiting on one of those wonderful healthfountains. But we speak encouragement to those who have already assumed the waiting position, and are thus tarrying the Lord's leisure. Paul had had his eagle "flights," but he did not make much of them. To pursue the common track of daily duty — not faltering nor growing weary — to do so when novelty has worn off, when the elasticity of youth has vanished, when the applause of the crowd has become dim and faint — this is the greatest achievement of the Christian life. If then those who run are not weary, the same when they walk shall not faint. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Isaiah 40:28-31 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources Intro: In beginning of chapter God commands His servant to comfort His people. The figure of one flying through the heavens, coupled strangely with the promise of running without being wearied, represents the godly man as ever having courage to entertain great hopes. If, then, truth is eternal, and faith is omnipotent, why should any difficulties, however stupendous, or failures, however extensive, lead us to despair? Is this the same as saying that we shall have the power of steady perseverance, of patient endurance under protracted trial? There are many things for which we can only ask and then wait in quiet stillness, things which we cannot help God to give us, things which God Himself bestows without our aid, if we are ever to possess them. It was in this greater exigency that his inner ear caught the promise, "My grace is sufficient for thee."(J. To walk we want something like continuous, sustained evenness of conduct, progressing quietly and steadily day by day in the common round of life; not impulsive, not capricious, not changeable; without show, humble, and always the same. Maybe in revolutions and bloodshed, for the wheels of God grind inexorably and small. Sleep comes upon him; and through its influence the waiting body recovers all its vigour, so that the man rises again in the morning ready for his toil. How far this strength shall operate, and what noble effects it shall produce, may be seen by the following words. Tymms. 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