Don’t Go Down To Egypt!

Isaiah 31:1-3   (ESV)

31:1  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 do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the LORD!

2  And yet he is wise and brings disaster; he does not call back his words, but will arise against the house of the evildoers and against the helpers of those who work iniquity.

3  The Egyptians are man, and not God, and their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD stretches out his hand, the helper will stumble, and he who is helped will fall, and they will all perish together.

Doesn’t this passage sum up our human experience? Why are we so fearful and rushing to these foolish politicians to make our lives safe?

There was a commercial I saw in which William DeVane told me that I could be “safe from the troubles of the world!”

All I had to do was buy gold.

Not to go all “message” on you, but let’s paraphrase Isaiah for a minute:

“Donald Trump is man, not God and his money and influence is thin at best. When the LORD stretches out His hand, The Donald will stumble, and all the politicians will fall, and they will all perish together.”

This same thing goes for people who go down to the Egypt of superstitious activities like crossing themselves, invoking words, laying on hands, hanging crystals or repeating “prayers.”

The same can be said for people who trust in the Egypt of a strong, popular “pastor” and believe that such alliance will be their safety.

Or even those who trust in a large group of friends. Popularity will dry up one day, and then what?

We are not to seek the assurance of the world, but of God.


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