Mar 18, 2019
False gods have one major flaw: The are lifeless. Which means they have no power. They lack any capacity for speech, let alone any power to perform miracles. They can’t predict the future because they aren’t even aware of the present. In fact, they aren’t aware of anything, because they are mindless. And in Isaiah 41:21-29, God calls the idols of the world to task, demanding that they be physically dragged into His divine courtroom, where they are commanded to defend themselves. This chapter is full of sarcasm, as God exposes the lunacy of idolatry. He condemns His own people for their love affair with false gods and reveals in embarrassing detail the glaring inadequacies of these man-made gods they have chosen to worship in place of Him. The contrast between the sovereign, all-powerful, and all-knowing God of the universe and these lifeless, mindless, and powerless idols is meant to expose and embarrass the people of Judah for their unwarranted faithlessness to their creator. And by the time this mock trial is complete, it will be clear that there is no god but Yahweh.