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Pastor's Notes 
Wednesday, March 25 2009
ISAIAH 31

Key Verse: V1 “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord!”

Many are seeking success in the wisdom and wealth of this world. We seek to do well in our studies and careers so that we can be recognized for the wisdom and wealth that we have acquired in the world. It was no different for the nation of Israel in the days of the prophet Isaiah.

1.  Wisdom shall fail  

V1 “Woe to them that go down Egypt for help;…”

Egypt represents the wisdom of the world. Man has been seeking help, counsel and advice from the wisdom of men in their pursuit of knowledge and power. Now there is nothing wrong with the pursuit of academic excellence and the wisdom of men, but the wisdom of the world can never give you the perfect solution to life’s great challenges.

2.  Wealth shall fail

V1 “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong;..”

Horses, chariots and horsemen represent the wealth of the world. Man has been seeking the wealth of the world as many believe that the ultimate purpose of life is to be rich and famous. We work day and night to accumulate wealth and this worldly lifestyle has become our way of life. Now there is nothing wrong with the pursuit of wealth but the wealth of the world can never give us true satisfaction, happiness and joy.

3.  Word never fails   

V1 “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord!”

God pronounced woe or trouble to the nation of Israel as they failed to look to Him for help. Instead of seeking God, many have sought wisdom and wealth, thinking that both can help them solve their crises in life. Sadly, many end their lives when wisdom and wealth were taken from them because their lives were solely centered on them.

Christians, let us remember that the wisdom and wealth of the world shall fail us and only God and His Word shall never fail us!

Psalms 20:7 “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.”

Food For Thought

Seek God first and you shall smile the last mile of your way!
Posted by: Pastor Davy Sim AT 11:19 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
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