Mar 27, 2019
Everybody has opinions and most of us have no problem sharing them – even with God. Let’s be honest, there are times when we find ourselves at odds with what appears to be God’s will for our lives. And when things happen that we don’t particularly like, we are quick to let God know. We even give Him unsolicited advice on how to the remedy the situation. But in Isaiah 45:1-13, God is going to let the people of Judah know that His will for their lives is not up for debate and He doesn’t require their permission or approval. God is all-knowing and so, He is never at a loss as to what to do. He never finds Himself stymied by a problem and in need of advice. He is never surprised or caught off guard by the events surrounding our lives. He is in control of all things, at all times – even those things that we see as unwelcome and of no apparent value. In the case of Judah, God was even going to use an unlikely source to accomplish His will regarding His people: The pagan king of a foreign nation. He will even refer to this king as His servant. And while none of this made sense to the people of Judah, it was the sovereign will of God Almighty.