Feb 3, 2019
God is the only god there is. There are no others. And as the sole deity in the universe and the creator of all that exists within it, God demands and expects to occupy center stage in the hearts of those He has created. But ever since the fall, mankind has found itself on a trajectory away from God. Sin, at the core of which lies pride, has caused man to drift from God, and doomed humanity to a futile quest to find significance and meaning in life. But this journey of discovery never ends. Sinful, pride-prone man never finds that for which he is searching. And yet, God graciously calls out, offering Himself as the sole source of man’s joy, comfort, meaning, and hope. He alone can deliver what man so desperately seeks. And in Isaiah 17:1-8, God continues His judgment against the nations. He delivers yet another oracle, this time pertaining to Syria. He lets them know what He has in store for them because they had allied themselves with Israel and had plotted to overthrow the nation of Judah. And God uses this verbal assault on Syria to remind His people to trust in Him. No nation in the world could stand against Him, so why wouldn’t the people of Judah trust in Him? In light of all He was going to do on behalf of them, why did they still refuse to seek Him?