Friday, April 10, 2015
Even in old age...
Isaiah 46:1 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops; their idols were on the beasts and on the cattle. Your carriages were heavily loaded, a burden to the weary beast.
:2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but have themselves gone into captivity.
:3 Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been upheld by Me from birth, who have been carried from the womb;
:4 even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.
:5 To whom will you liken Me, and make Me equal and compare Me, that we should be alike?
:6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver on the scales; they hire a goldsmit5h, and he makes it a god; they prostrate themselves, yes, they worship.
:7 They bear it on the shoulder; they carry it and set it in its place, and it stands; from its place it shall not move. Though one cries out to it, yet it cannot answer nor save him out of his trouble.
:8 Remember this, and show yourselves men; recall to mind, O you transgressors.
:9 Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is none like Me,
Judges 11:35 And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he tore his clothes, and said, "Alas, my daughter! You have brought me very low! You are among those who trouble me! For I have given my word to the Lord, and I cannot go back on it."
If you give God your word, do you keep it?
Don't get to the end of your life only to look back and discover you forfeited things which were truly significant, to make way for things that added nothing of value.