Mar 30, 2019
There’s no place for cockiness or arrogance in the life of a Christ-follower. And for anyone who believes in the sovereignty of God, it makes no sense for them to think of themselves as being self-made. Yet, how easy it is to become infatuated with our own significance and over-confident in our own abilities. And this tendency to place far too much weight on our own worth is nothing new. The people of Judah struggled with this same tendency. And, as we’ll see in Isaiah 47:1-15, they were not alone. God is going to reveal that the Babylonians were going to struggle with inflated self-worth and a false sense of security. Operating under the sovereign will of God, they were going to enjoy unprecedented military success, defeating virtually every nation who dared to oppose them. Even the nation of Judah would fall before the forces of Nebuchadnezzar. Yet, they had no reason to gloat. Their boasting was uncalled for and premature, because God had other plans in store for Babylon. No matter how much success they enjoyed, they were no match for God Almighty.