Isaiah 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
We all need a measure of help now and again. I know this is true by all the insurance companies that are out there trying to get you to buy their policies. Insurance is there when you need help. Medical insurance for your health, auto insurance for your car and truck problems, homeowners insurance for your home, etc. When we buy these policies we are placing our trust in them that they will pay up if we have a problem. Then you come to life insurance. I heard it said, the smartest salesperson that ever lived was the guy who first said, ”if you give me money every month of your life, when you die, I’ll give it back.” The Life insurance policies we purchase are really not for us as much as they are for those we leave behind. Yet who are you trusting with your life today and your eternal life to come?
In today’s verse Isaiah’s reference is to people who have been blessed by God, but then turn back to the world. God had once overthrown Egypt and told Israel’s King in Deut. 17:16 “But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.” God, who is mightier than all, and over all, desires that we as believers place our trust in Him. When things go wrong, and we know they will, seek God’s leading in life first.
So what about soul insurance and assurance. Psalm 34:22 says; “The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.” The Lord will give us eternal insurance and assurance. We can trust Him.
Where do you place your trust?
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