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Friday, 7 July 2017

Isaiah 2:5-22: Judgement on the actual Jerusalem

So from the sublime, to the ridiculous. From the ideal to reality.

Isaiah says the land is full. Full of silver, gold, horses ... and idols. They may look like they're enjoying God's blessing, but actually they are full up with stuff that is dragging their attention away from God. All their wealth, their power, and their objects of worship are saying "Look at me! Look at me!"  and they have shifted their gaze from God.

But the day will come when God will cast down their proud looks. God will have his day, and it will be a day opposed to everything that thinks it is high and mighty. Great trees, mountains, towers, mighty fortified walls, you name it.

Isaiah calls them no-gods. All the things that people put their trust in. And there's plenty of them around today, everywhere you look.

Where's your trust? Where's mine?

Is it where it should be? Is it where it really matters?

Have a good weekend, I'll be back on Monday.

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