“They will be turned back and be utterly put to shame, Who trust in idols, Who say to molten images, “You are our gods.” (Isaiah 42:17, NASB95)
We read a verse like this one and say to ourselves, I sure am glad we aren’t as bad as the heathens back then. They were foolish enough to create molten images and idols and worship them. I sure am glad we are not like them. Or are we? In reality, I think that we have become worse than those who have gone before us. They at least understood that there was a God and that answers to life’s questions needed to be found outside of themselves. They understood that they were temporal limited beings needing the support and direction of a divine being greater than themselves. Not so today! We have deified ourselves to the point that we actually believe that answers to life’s questions can be found within. We dupe ourselves into believing that we can, with our limited knowledge and vision, truly figure this whole thing (life) out. We have convinced ourselves that we don’t need a God. And for this idolatry we “will be turned back and be utterly put to shame…”
We need to wake up from our spiritual coma and realize the devastating position we have put ourselves in. We are putting all of our trust in the ones who have the questions (ourselves). It is time to recognize that we need to look outside ourselves for the answers. We need to look to the Eternal God, rather than temporal man, for what we need. We need to admit our idolatry and lay that sin before Him. We need to humble ourselves and remind ourselves that we are the clay, not the potter.
Only then will we begin to see more clearly. Only then will we begin to get answers to the questions that plague us.
So, let’s look to our Creator for all that we need for this life. Let’s admit that He is God and that He has a plan for all of us.