Is 40:10-17 Thursday Morning 3
Here comes the Lord our God in power * to rule all things by the strength of his arm.
Already he has won the prize, * and gained the reward.
He is like a shepherd tending his flock, * gathering lambs in his arms,
holding them against his breast, * and watching their mothers with care.
Who ever measured the sea in his palms, * and the extent of the sky by the width of his hand?
Who ever measured the earth with a sack, * weighed the mountains on a balance and the hills on a scale?
W ho ever measured the Spirit of the Lord, * or stood by to give him information?
Whom did he ever consult for advice, * to teach him the right thing to do,
to give him knowledge, * and show him the way of understanding?
Even the nations are like drops in a bucket * or like dust sprinkled on a scale; * the coast cities weigh no more than powder.
Lebanon's forests are not enough for fuel, * nor its animals for burning in offering.
Before him the nations do not exist; * he counts them as empty and useless land.