Money may be funny in a rich man’s world but so often the love of money and wealth pulls us from God. Yet the LORD alone can provide us with deep and lasting peace, security, joy, rest and a place to call home. Realising this is a challenge to our pride in our wealth and to how we use our resources.
Egypt was proud of their religious wisdom, proud of their economic wisdom and proud of their ‘everyday, how we see the world, what to do in a crisis’ wisdom. And Judah looked on and wondered if Egypt could be trusted to protect them from Assyria. But Egypt’s wisdom was folly. God would show up the foolishness of the wise and prove to be far wiser and more gracious than anyone could imagine.
The first of a series on the oracles of Isaiah against the nations. This time the focus is on Babylon and the arrogance of power -“We are invincible. God doesn’t see. There will be no judgement. We can behave however we like.” A common thought for those with great power, but absolutely wrong.