“Does the ax raise itself above the person who swings it, or the saw boast against the one who uses it? As if a rod were to wield the person who lifts it up, or a club brandish the one who is not wood!” – Isaiah 10:15 (NIV)
It is a common experience these days, to find, on occasion those who have concluded against the existence of the Almighty God. As our leading verse points out even during the time of prophet Isaiah, nearly 3000 years ago, the doubters were there. While curiosity can be excused as it leads to discovery, the aspect of mortal man shaking his fist at his creator, casting doubts about his majesty and power, can go beyond the pale. The Apostle Paul once wondered, “But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? … (Romans 9:29).
Whatever the doubts, or sheer mockery, all around us there is everything to point to the existence of the Almighty. We see this with the life we have and all its complexities, to the earth we inhabit at the center of galaxies. Interestingly, whenever humans come across a new planet they express satisfaction that they have seen it all, when it’s only a glimpse into the universe that stands at the feet of the creator. In trying to explain creation outside the will of God all sorts of theories have been conjured, from Big Bang, which in essence means there was a point of start somewhere, to evolution, which leaves one asking when humans will ever evolve into something yet, as they apparently started out like tadpoles!
Humility is what we need if we desire to know more of God. Proverbs 11:2 says, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” God will reveal Himself to those who come to Him with childlike faith. The Bible says, “But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deuteronomy 4:29). If any desires to know God, He has promised, “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them” (Psalm 145: 18-19).
Today, make a choice to seek to know God other than being like the ax that raises itself above the person who swings, the pot that questions the potter, and then God will reveal Himself more to you as also, it is His desire. “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I” (Isaiah 65:1).
Prayer for today: Lord Father God, creator of heaven and earth, as you have placed in me the desire to know you, today I pray that seeking you in humility, you do reveal yourself to me, and I may grow to worship you ever more, this I pray in Jesus’s name.