Daily Devotion on Isaiah 45:20-25
Text: Isaiah 45:20-25
What is important to you? What really matters most? Some of our answers might differ based on our interests, but many of them are probably the same. Family. Friends. Good health. Our job. Money. These are the kinds of things that matter to us most. These are the kinds of things that we spend most of our time with or on.
These things of life are important. But they certainly are not most important. God alone is. So when these things do become more important to us than God at times, they become idols to us.
Isaiah reminds us today what really matters most, and how foolish it is to be so caught up with the things of life. “Ignorant are those who carry about idols of wood, who pray to gods that cannot save.” Whether our idols are other, false gods or the cars in our driveway, the money in our banks, or the family in our homes–it’s foolish to make them most important in our lives. They only last temporally and they can’t save us eternally!
But God has! The Lord is the one who has sworn and promised to us that he would save us and make us his people. The Lord is the one who fulfilled his promises.
This week in worship we will hear about Jesus being presented in the temple and two faithful believers, Simeon and Anna, seeing with their own eyes the promised Savior come for us all.
God continue to grant us eyes of faith to see our Savior as most important and cherished in our lives. God grant that others in this world also bow before him and worship before it is too late on the last day!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, hold your Son, our Savior Jesus, before our eyes as the one thing needful and important in our lives. Use us also to share the good news of salvation with others that they too might bow before Jesus and worship him as Lord and Savior. Amen.
Posted on December 27, 2011, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged Anna, Church, Daily Devotions, Faithful, Idolatry, Idols, Isaiah, Isaiah 45, Jesus, Promise, School, Simeon. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.