Morning by Morning, October 30 - My Servant, My Cyrus "Shall Carry Out All My Purpose"
Israel whom I have chosen!
Thus says the Lord who made you,
who formed you in the womb and will help you:
Do not fear, O Jacob My servant,
Jeshurun whom I have chosen....
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,
who formed you in the womb:
I am the Lord, who made all things,
who alone stretched out the heavens,
who by Myself spread out the earth;
who frustrates the omens of liars,
and makes fools of diviners;
who turns back the wise,
and makes their knowledge foolish;
who confirms the word of His servant,
and fulfills the prediction of His messengers;
who says of Jerusalem, 'It shall be inhabited,'
and of the cities of Judah, 'They shall be rebuilt,
and I will raise up their ruins';
who says to the deep, 'Be dry-
I will dry up your rivers';
who says of Cyrus, 'He is My shepherd,
and He shall carry out all My purpose';
and who says of Jerusalem, 'It shall be rebuilt,'
and of the temple, 'Your foundation shall be laid'" (Isaiah 44:1-28).