The book of Isaiah is so applicable and relevant for today. The book starts off describing a world a lot like that in which we see today. It talks about how man is turning away from God, and the impending judgement that is to come. People trust in money, ungodly leaders, and are lustful, arrogant, proud, and lofty people. Isaiah has a vision that they will all be humbled. Then he says this…
“Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?” – Isaiah 2:22
What a great prospective. How profound. It’s true God does put people into our lives to guide us, help us, heal us. And we should often take the advice of our doctors who God has blessed to help heal our bodies. But it is a good perspective to remember to not trust in them more than we trust in the Lord!
Similarly, we should look at who we are surrounding our children with. Do the people who our children are spending the greater part of their day with at school know the Lord? Or are our children being drawn away from the Lord each and every day and drawn deeper into sin? Instead of trusting our schools, our politicians, our business and financial leaders, and many others who may not have a deep and personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, we need to put our trust in God.
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Why do we hold sports figures, movie-stars, and superheroes (who are not even real) in such high regard? We cheer for them at the top of our voices, and sometimes even get all wrapped up reading about them and following their lives. Think about all of the news around the Kardashians.
How easy is it to get all wrapped up in today’s news and politics, and drama? How much energy and time is spent paying attention to the news of today, with our focus on mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils? Do we hold them in higher esteem than our Lord and Savior, who created us, and all the heavens and the earth?
I’m not judging. I love a great movie, some good music, a nice hike through the woods, and the feel of the cool ocean breeze on my skin. It’s perfectly natural to partake in these activities and life’s simple pleasures. What’s important to understand and remind ourselves is that it all comes from God.
It’s important to have the right perspective and give thanks and glory to God our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ who overcame death and the grave, and who gave his life for us. He gave his life for us! That is a superhero in my book. Let us give praise and honor to the One who gave us the very breath in our lungs, the One is our Creator.
Dear heavenly Father, we come to you today with an open heart and mind. Fill us with your goodness. Thank you for your Word this morning, and for giving us the perspective to keep our focus on You instead of on the that of mere humans. We put our trust in You and You alone. Direct our every step. Speak clearly to us, so that we will know your Will in our lives. Help us to walk through today embracing everyone who you bring across our path today. Help us to do some good today. We give you all the honor and glory and praise, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Today’s full reading: Isaiah 1-3; Titus 3
Scripture References From Today’s Reflection:
- “Everything comes from the Lord. All things were made because of him and will return to him. Praise the Lord forever! Amen.” – Romans 11:36
- “This is what God the LORD says– the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it” – Isaiah 42:5
- “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
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