Feb 1, 2019
It seems to be a universal principle that every truth has its counterfeit that shows up in the form of a lie. Everything that is real seems to have its false alternative. And this principle applies to God as well. According to the Scriptures, there is only one true God, but that has not stopped the proliferation of thousands upon thousands of false gods over the centuries. The Bible offers one objective standard of truth and righteousness, but that has not prevented the propagation of countless counterfeit alternatives. And, as we will see in Isaiah 15:1-9, this tendency of mankind to promulgate all kinds of substitutes for God and His Word has always been around. The people of Moab worshiped their own god, and they lived by their own set of moral standards. But the sad reality is that their preference for false gods and fraudulent ethical standards had caused the people of God to reject the one true God for a lie. The Moabites had proven to be a stumbling block to the people of Judah, causing them to turn away from God and pursue what would prove to be a false and faulty alternative. But Judah and Moab would soon learn that, not only does God have no alternative, He has no equal.