Isaiah 47:10 “‘You felt secure in your wickedness and said, “No one sees me.” Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you; for you have said in your heart, “I am, and there is no one besides me.”’”
THERE IS A GOD AND YOU AREN’T HIM
Babylon had been used by God to discipline Israel, but it went to their heads. In this chapter, God is speaking through Isaiah to tell the people of Babylon they have gone too far. They had started believing there was NO power larger than them. They were invincible – or so they thought.
No one is invincible. No one is dispensable. We can all be replaced. God wants to use us to accomplish His work here on earth. In fact, He desires that. But we can never begin to think that God will fail without us. He is the One in charge. HE is the One who empowers and strengthens us to do the work.
Two and three-year-old children go through that stage when they want to do everything for themselves. “Me do it!” “No, me do it!” We want them to learn to do things on their own. But there are some things they just can’t do yet. Letting them try and fail is hard. And it takes time. The best way for them to learn, however, is by doing.
God does the same thing with us. He will not stop us from trying to do it on our own. Just like our two-year-old, we are stubborn and rebellious. We are basically saying to God, “No, me do it!” The next time your little one says that, be reminded of this. We adults are doing the same thing.
Have you done that lately? Have you determined to do something on your own? Have you tried to open a door that God has either not opened yet or has closed? Be very careful. God may just let you open it to show you that He knows best. Let Him be God. He’s had a lot of practice at it. LOL.