OVERVIEW: God reminds the people of his power and ability to provide for them and compares that to the foolishness of worshipping idols.
BIG IDEA: It’s foolish to worship idols.
KEY VERSE: Isaiah 44:3 (Isaiah to people)
For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I’ve known you from the beginning. I formed you in the womb and will continue to mold you and shape you into the image of my Son. When you go through dry seasons, I will provide all you need. I will pour out my Spirit, and you will be blessed and be a blessing to others. I made you. I have forgiven you. And I have redeemed you. You are mine, and I am with you forever.
Don’t be deceived by the idols of the world. They promise the world and boast of their superiority, but human hands make them. When you trust in false gods, you will still fear, be anxious, and still hunger for meaning and purpose. Don’t worship the same wood that warms your body and cooks your food. Worship the one who created the wood. I am the first and the last. Apart from me, there is no God. Let me turn your struggles into triumphs. Let me give you peace, joy, and soul-filled satisfaction.
Keep your eyes on God. Don’t be distracted by the “latest and greatest.” Enjoy the technology and creations of the world, but cling to and trust God. Is anything keeping you from making God your top priority? Commit to spending a day thinking about God in all things—when you eat, work, play, and relax.