Archive for June 21st, 2013

Isaiah 29

Isaiah 29 has the prophet reminding the people that ignoring God and doing their own thing is not going to go well.  God will punish those who disobey, and He will come in an instant and bring His wrath.  God hides His truth from those who do not walk with Him.  “The vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book to one who cannot read”.  God’s truth is not for those who do not follow Him and obey His commandments.  He hides it from them, so they cannot understand.

We become foolish and believe we can hide from the Lord.  But we can’t.  He always knows where we are.  “Ah, you who hide deep from the Lord your counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us”?  God knows and sees everything.  We can’t run.  We can’t hide.  We will give account for what we have done.  And it will be a major blow when we discover that we missed eternity because of our choice to sin and disobey God.

We push Him aside and fall to the belief that the world is all about us.  We’ve become the center of the universe somehow, and everything revolves around who we are.  We talk back to the Creator and tell Him that we did it all ourselves.  Oh how foolish.  “You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”.  How stupid can be become?  To believe that we did it ourselves – is ludicrous.

But eventually we will come to our senses.  “For when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in his midst, they will sanctify my name; they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob and will stand in awe of the God of Israel”.  We will come back to God once the reality of life hits us and we realize we can do nothing apart from Him.  He will bring us back, either voluntarily when we actually figure it out, or with a rude awakening that can come in many forms and fashions.  But make no mistake, we will come around. “And those who go astray in spirit will come to understanding, and those who murmur will accept instruction”.  God will get our attention and correct our ways, even if it is at judgment.  He is and will be in control – always!

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