The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 40:18-19
With whom, then, will you compare God?
(To whom or to what can we compare the Lord God Almighty?
We so often act, perhaps unconsciously, as if this Almighty God Most High
is little more than slightly deaf, a bit slow-headed, not very "with it,"
a little long in the tooth and a bit decrepit, and not very responsive.
And, yet, regardless of how we perceive Him,
He is Sovereign Creator, Jehovah God.)
To what image will you liken Him?
As for an idol, a metalworker casts it,
and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it.
(Our so-called advanced intellectualism today rejects the idea
that we in the modern world serve and worship idols.
That was for the uneducated, inferior cultures of earlier man
who lacked advancement and knowledge and maturity,
and we are beyond such quaint foolishness.
However, not only are idols very much a part of us today;
in fact, they are much more refined and slick,
much more advanced, much more sophisticated.
Today, as a society, we worship at the altar of the idols of materialism,
of humanism, of secularism, of status and title, of name and recognition.
On a more personal level, we worship and bow
at the altar of fear, despair, anger, unforgiveness,
resentment, bitterness, entitlement,
the determination to control people and events around us, to name but a few.
Just as surely as earlier peoples forged idols out of wood and gold,
so we today fashion idols out of intangibles,
yielding to these strongholds through our thinking and behaviors.
Today, may we remember the Lord God Almighty is our God
and give our allegiance and worship to Him and to Him only.)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!

In Christ’s love,


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