Feb 27, 2019
Screwing something up always seems to come easy to us. But finding a solution or remedy can be next to impossible. And when it comes to the predicament in which the people of Judah found themselves, they had ended up there with virtually no trouble at all. It had come easy and naturally to them. Like hard-headed children who stubbornly refused to listen to the warnings of their Father, they found themselves in a serious bind. But the remedy was easier than they thought. And in Isaiah 30:8-17, God reveals that all they had to do to get out of their difficult situation was to repent and return to Him. But for some reason, they found this simple solution impossible to carry out. They just couldn’t bring themselves to confess their guilt and admit their need for God’s help. They would rather turn to Egypt than trust God. They would prefer paying an exorbitant fee to have Egypt rescue them than sacrifice their pride and return to God in brokenness and humility. God longed to restore them, but they refused to heed His words of warning and His call to repentance. And they would live to regret their decision.