"Every valley shall be exalted"

In the book of Isaiah it is written, "Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." To many the old theological presentation of this prophecy has given a story which was either incomprehensible to the untutored thought or else suggested only the vision of a geological cataclysm. In any event it presented a great material upheaval in order that "the glory of the Lord" might be revealed and that mankind should witness the spectacle.

The purpose of this did not clearly appear, for "the glory of the Lord" seemed already so wonderfully manifested in every direction where the eye could rest upon fertile field, or wooded dell, or foam flecked sea; even these mountains and hills and valleys, with their majesty and verdure, seemed already to be revealing God's glory. So the one hungering and thirsting after righteousness perhaps looked away from this picture, feeling that the prophecy must be true, but surely, as Job had put it, God "doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number."

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