I was in prayer this morning when the Lord led me to the following scripture. I believe it is a perfect representation of what is happening, and will soon happen as pertains to men putting their trust in men, and our lack of repentance as a nation before an omnipotent and omniscient God.
Isaiah 31:1-3, "Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord! Yet He also is wise and will bring disaster, and will not call back His words, but will arise against the house of evildoers, and against the help of those who work iniquity. Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; And their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord stretches out His hand, both he who helps will fall, and he who is helped will fall down; They all will perish together."
The one aspect of this passage that struck me is the beginning of the second verse which says, 'yet He (meaning God) also is wise.' We see that with each passing day we are leaning more heavily on those among us who we consider educated and wise men to get this nation out of the mess it has gotten itself in. The intelligence of certain individuals notwithstanding, God is also wise, and as long as we will not bend our knees in humility, as long as we will not repent in sackcloth and ash, no matter how wise men think themselves to be, they will ultimately fail in their endeavors.
We continue to trust in things. We continue to trust in systems, and fail safes that have supposedly been built into the financial markets, and the governing system, we rely on individuals hoping against hope that they know what they are doing, all the while refusing to seek the Lord or look to the Holy One of Israel. Our impertinence and haughtiness, our pride and self assurance our outright arrogance as a nation will continue to be brought low.
I know it is disheartening, I realize it is troubling, I feel for those who in spite of everything that is happening in this nation cling to patriotism, but lest patriotism become our surrogate god, lest we love a country more than Jesus, we must face the reality of what is taking place, and settle in our hearts that our citizenship is not of this earth, that we are citizens of heaven and Christ is our King.
As one of the new leaders of this nation so aptly put it some time ago, 'we can do everything right, and still get it wrong, still end up with an undesired result.' How true those words, especially when the one thing that we should be doing, namely seeking the Lord, is not even on the list. We can do everything right, and still get it wrong, and if we choose to turn away from God, getting it wrong will not be merely a possibility, but a certainty.
Thank you all for your well wishes, oddly enough I don't feel older.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.