January 8, 2015

Today you should read: Isaiah 46

The summary of this chapter goes something like this: God is far superior to any idol or false god. Fairly simple, eh?

Let’s look at chapter 46 and compare and contrast the God of the universe with false gods of Babylon.

Vs. 1 The images of false gods had to be carried around by beasts and cattle. God does not need to be carried around by anything. He is self-sustaining. I mean, He made the cattle that were needed to haul around these crafted idols.

Vs. 2-5 The false idols provide no security. They went to captivity along with those who worship them. God saves and rescues His people. God is the deliverer and protector of His people, from birth to old age.

Vs. 5-7 The false idol just sits in one spot, unable to move, hear, speak, etc. God is real, alive, and very much able to answer those who cry out to Him.

Vs. 8-11 The false idol has no mind to have a plan or purpose. God has declared a purpose and plan and will bring it to pass.

Vs. 12-13 The false idol cannot provide eternal salvation. God provides salvation through Christ.

OK, I can hear you now. “Duh! I already know all this. Obviously, God is superior to false gods.” In that case, if this is so obvious, I challenge you to consider the false gods you choose to worship in place of the superior God of the universe. Make the comparison between your idols and the God of the universe and determine why you continually choose to bow down to them if God is truly superior.

“Rich, you’re getting a little feisty today,” you say. Well, rest assured, I’m speaking to myself as well as I write this. May false idols be eradicated from my life and yours as well, so that we will have pure, undefiled fellowship with our one true God of the universe.

Posted by:Rich Duffield

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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