The Holy Ghost is at it again!

I read Isaiah 41-46 this morning, and I enjoyed reading the Lord’s word in reference to idols made out of wood:

Isaiah 44:14-17
14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it .
15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it , and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it ; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself , and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:
17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it , and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.

Our God is a truly awesome God! Image a man who cuts down a tree, uses some of it to start a fire, uses it to bake bread, and with the rest of it he carves out a figure of a man and worships it. Why would you want to worship something that you also use to keep warm? Satan is a powerful deceiver and has shut the eyes of many, as did with the Israelites. I would have to say that this passage it right up there with Elijah’s chalenging the Baal worshipers. Truly great stuff.

One Response to “The Holy Ghost is at it again!”

  1. Elizabeth G says:

    Not only did he cut down the tree and burn it, he was the one who planted it to begin with!

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