Isaiah 17:7-8 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.
It never ceases to amaze me, the number of people who have been raised in Christian families, they know of God’s love, His mercy, and His grace, and yet turn from Him and do their own thing. That is, until something terrible happens in their life. It may be a time in life when the doctor says they have cancer, or possibly their marriage begins to crumble and fall apart, or a natural disaster strikes their life of some sort. Suddenly, they remember the God of their youth. They remember and turn back to what they were taught, and what they know really matters, and what works. Proverbs 22:6 says; “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” God’s word proves to be true once again.
In Isaiah’s Prophecy against Damascus we find two verses, proven to be true in lives worldwide. Isaiah 17:7-8 says; “At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.” At that day of trial and turmoil man looks to God. When tragedy strikes in the life of a person, a home, or a once God fearing nation, things become perfectly clear. Money, fame, and power are never a match for the Love of God.
Never wait for life’s trials to turn to God. For some, tragedies are life changing. For others, life’s calamities may be life ending. In Proverbs 27:1 it says; “Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”
What will you do, wait or worship?
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director