Isaiah 2

Isaiah 2 has the prophet warning us about how we will live in the latter days.  He is prophecying about the reign of Christ to come, when all things will be under His command.  “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths…. come, let us walk in the light of the Lord..  People will seek Him to learn how to live, which is exactly what we should be doing today as well.  God has given us clear direction in His Word.  We need to learn it and live it so we walk well in His path.

Isaiah points out one of the major issues for mankind – idols.  “Their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their own fingers have made. So man is humbled, and each one is brought low— do not forgive them”!  Idols have been a problem for man forever.  It’s the practice of putting anything other than God in His rightful place of adoration and authority.  We make them out of gold and silver and other people and stuff.  We allow things to get in the way of keeping God first.  They will be wiped away, but far better that we don’t fall to them at all.

Man tends to believe we are pretty big stuff.  We even place ourselves in God’s spot of authority.  That will be changed.  “The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day”.  There will be a day when Jesus is truly exalted as the Son of God.  Pride will bring us down, not only when Christ comes again, but even today in our day to day lives.  We must be careful not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought.  Scripture warns us of that.

Isaiah repeats some words verbatim a second time in this passage, which should cause us to really stop and take a look.  “And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day”.  He goes on to add “And the idols shall utterly pass away” which indicates that He will clean up the mess we created of putting other things ahead of Him, but make no mistake, He will take His rightful place when He comes again.  And mankind will be put in the spot they belong, under His authority.  “Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he”?  We may think we’re big stuff, but in light of God we are nothing!

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