Thoughts on Isaiah 2:6-11

As Isaiah preaches, he forthrightly declares what God will not do; it is a petition stated in a declarative way: “Therefore, do not forgive them!” The NET reads, “Don’t spare them!”

Israel (man), in all his wisdom, is going to be humbled and the Lord will be exalted! It was man’s pride that brought all these vices into the land of Israel and corrupted it (and them). Can man hide from God? Not a chance! There is not a place man can know or go that God doesn’t know or is already there. But, with man’s inclination of self-preservation, he seeks to hide in the rocks from the terror of the Lord; as he exalts himself the only real result will be haughtiness humbled.

#isaiah

Lasting value

After not paying attention to this little service for some time, I opened it up this morning and was encouraged by this:

Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.” Isaiah 6:8, NLT

The more clearly Isaiah saw God, the more aware Isaiah became of his own powerlessness and inadequacy to do anything of lasting value without God. But he was willing to be God’s spokesman.

When God calls, will you also say, “Send me”?

This from the Life Application Devo. Besides the obviously missionary theme, the phrase about doing something of last value caught my eye.

#devotional, #isaiah, #value