Only God remains the same from age to age
Isaiah 31: “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord!”
When Assyria threatened Judah, the leaders of Judah went through dangerous territory to go to Egypt, but Egypt could not help Judah.
Here Isaiah confronts Judah with two sins:
the sin of trusting in Egypt and their military, and
the sin of not looking to the Holy One of Israel.
Judah were trusting in human beings instead of God.
Today, we are tempted to put our hope and trust in many things beside God…………. *Material possessions, a successful career, wealth, powerful positions, and our own knowledge
Have we ever put our trust and hope in worldly possessions?
*Do we know people who have made a god of their money?-
We don’t have to be rich to fall into this category.
A poor person can just as easily make a god out of money as a wealthy person.
The poor person might imagine that all their problems would be solved if only they could accumulate enough money.
We too quickly equate satisfaction with prosperity.-
The reason money so often becomes the strong tower and confidence, is because it keeps us warm with clothing, nourished with food, sheltered, protected from the tyranny and abuse of others. The list could go on and on.
While money can provide many things, it guarantees nothing.
Our wealth can be taken away just as easily as it was given.
Only God remains the same from age to age.
Only He provides lasting protection, nourishment, and care.
And most importantly, wealth cannot be taken beyond the grave. Upon death, every man will stand barren and empty before the throne of God.
…Hear the plea of the Gospel.
Do not put our trust in this world, but trust in Christ who alone gives life everlasting.
Jooley Mathew Z