Isaiah 35-36 B

“Don’t let Hezekiah mislead you by saying, ‘The Lord will rescue us!’ Have the gods of any other nation ever saved their people from the king of Assyria?” 36:18

God is incomparable, yet still, we compare him. We extend our arms and hold him up next to our other gods, as if deciding on two shirts in a department store.

Here’s something I tend to forget: God can stand up to our comparisons. We don’t need to protect, filter, sugar-coat or sensor him when we’re introducing God to other people. It’s tempting to water the Bible down, disguise church or disclaim things about him. He can take the heat. He is not like other gods; we can match him up against our greatest struggles and darkness and he will not waver. Can your other gods do that?

Your money? Your food? You drinks? Your safety? Your relationship?

I’m learning to trust God more and feel less afraid to push back against him. He doesn’t fall down like a cardboard cutout like those other gods!

“He alone is my rock and my foundation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:2


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