vs. 10 You have trusted in your wickedness and have said, “No one sees me.” Your wisdom and knowledge mislead you when you say to yourself, “I am, and there is none besides me.“
This is the “new” mindset for a great portion of our society. “I don’t need rules. There is no right or wrong. I don’t answer to God; I don’t answer to anyone.” Confidence, arrogance and rebellion will not sustain you when your life is mowed down by tragedy, whether, physical, financial or emotional. The one who trusts only in himself, casting God aside, will perish in hopelessness when confronted with the severe trials of life. For the Christian, hope is found in the One Who never changes, and Who never takes His eyes off of us.
Many Thanks for being patient. Now have new internet provider, and looking forward to much better service.
Isaiah 46: 1 and 2 , 9
Bel bows down, Nebo stoops low; their idols are borne by beasts of burden. The images that are carried about are burdensome, a burden for the weary. They stoop and bow down together; unable to rescue the burden they themselves go off into captivity. vs. 9 Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
The description of these idols: carried about, stooping low, unable to lift a burden, being captured. Who has ever taken the One, True God captive? The ark of the covenant has ben stolen, the temple has been demolished, and Jerusalem has been conquered, but GOD is not held captive, nor has His work been stilled.
I am struggling to resolve unreliable internet issues and thank you for your patience throughout this process, as well as your prayer for quick repair.