Old Testament Reading
Isaiah 2:5-22 starts with a call to the people to “walk in the light of the Lord!” This is immediately followed by the accusation that the house of Jacob has consorted with foreign diviners, soothsayers, and idolaters for money and military protection. We are told that because of this apostasy the house of Jacob will fall to God’s judgment as will the rest of the world. This day of the Lord will bring the high and mighty low. It will also see the destruction of idolatry. On this day “the terror of the Lord” will encompass the earth. The passage closes with what seems to be a sort of proverb, “Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?” The implied call of this proverb is to trust only in God.
Do we trust only in God? Or, do we trust in our wealth, military might, and our own wisdom? How do we live out this trust?