Vs. 3, “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.” Question: Does God love us? In the beginning of this chapter, we are wonderfully reminded that He does! He formed us and made us in our mother’s womb (vs. 2) and we are His workmanship. God has fulfilled the pouring out of His Holy Spirit to us (vs. 3). Unlike other things of this world, God is bigger and better than any idol that we form (vs. 9-20). What is an idol? It is what we make. Anything can become an idol when we choose to put priority to it in our lives. It can be television, iPhone’s/iPod’s/iPad’s, computer’s, social networking (facebook, twitter)… I think we are far more ignorant than we would like to admit when it comes to idols in our life. Isaiah ends this chapter with reminding us that God always deliver’s! He delivered Israel out of Egypt, He delivered Israel out of Babylon, and He deliver’s us out of our own trials too.
Regarding application…Think McFly, Think Vs. 19, “No one stops to think, no one has the knowledge or understanding to say, “Half of it I used for fuel; I even baked bread over its coals, I roasted meat and I ate. Shall I make a detestable thing from what is left? Shall I bow down to a block of wood?” Yes, I am showing my age with this “Back to the Future” reference But the point that I’m making is the reminder of what Isaiah would say to us. We need to stop and start thinking! Question: Are these actions of mine honoring God? Do these things in my life take a bigger priority than God? None of us like to admit we have done something wrong. Often times the first thing I will do is start to think about the excuses of doing something wrong. It’s because so and so did this to me, or everyone else is doing it, or it’s just a response to an action that was wrong in the first place. There is a certain amount of absurdity when you think about the things we do and put as important in our life. We should bow down to no one but our Lord Jesus in all we do. Let’s stop making a block of wood (objects, relationships, etc) more important.