Jan 5, 2019
Whether we want to admit it or not, we all struggle with misplaced trust. Especially when it comes to God. We say we believe in Him and we claim to trust Him, but there are so many times when we place our trust in something or someone other than him. We end up relying on ourselves or some other human being. We place our hope in our financial status or our capacity for hard work. We depend upon our own intelligence or that of someone we respect and of whom we seek counsel. But in Isaiah 3:1-9, God is going to warn the people of Judah that their misplaced trust was going to have drastic consequences. Their propensity to turn their back on God and turn to other forms of salvation was going to eventually blow up in their face. Their many false gods were going to be exposed for what they were: The fabrication of man’s imaginations and hands. And even the leaders the people of Judah had come to trust would be revealed as lousy replacements for God. When we forsake God and replace Him with gods of our own making, we will always end up disappointed and disillusioned.