Mar 25, 2019
They say, “Ignorance is bliss.” They also say, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” But both of aphorisms, while containing a degree of truth, are actually quite deceiving. Ignorance can actually be quite painful. Not knowing that touching a hot stove can result in a nasty burn can leave a toddler vulnerable to harm. And ignorance of a topic doesn’t provide you with some magical protection from pain. I may not know that others are spreading lies about me, but when the news finally reaches my ears, it will be just as painful as if I had heard it first-hand. In Isaiah 44:9-20, God is going to confront the people of Judah about their ignorance concerning idols. They were seemingly blind to just how ridiculous their love affair with false gods really was. So, God goes out of His way to expose the absurd nature of their infatuation with false gods. Yet, they couldn’t see it. They were ignorant of it. So, they just kept doing it. Sin has a way of deluding us and destroying our ability to see reality. They could take a single log and use part of it to create a god to worship, and another part to create a fire for warmth. And never see the absurdity of it all.