Isaiah 18

Isaiah 18:1-7


OVERVIEWProphecy against Ethiopia (Cush) who went looking for others to unite with and fight Assyria. They should have turned to the Lord, who is in control of all.

BIG IDEASeek the eternal security God offers, not the temporary safety the world offers.

KEY VERSEIsaiah 18:1 (God to Isaiah about Ethiopia [Cush])
Your mighty army will be left dead in the fields for the mountain vultures and wild animals. The vultures will tear at the corpses all summer. The wild animals will gnaw at the bones all winter.

You will have many offers to find security in life. Some will boast of financial freedom, others will promise ways to overcome fear, and a few will invite you into a relationship with no strings attached. All will sound inviting and come with guarantees to give you just what you’ve been waiting for. Don’t be deceived. There will always be fine print and expirations, which leads to disappointment. But it does not have to be that way.

You can find everything you are looking for in me. If you want proper security—guaranteed—put your trust in me. I will feed your soul, grow your heart, develop your mind, sustain your body, and nurture your relationships. Conventional wisdom will not always agree with my plans, but that should not surprise you. Popular trends and theories come and go, but my eternal truths change the world. You will find in me all that you’re looking for and follow me today.

Evaluate the decisions you made in the last week. Which ones were based on seeking God? Which were based on trusting others? And which were made without thought? Be intentional today about seeking God’s wisdom and direction today.