Saturday, January 31, 2009

Disregarding Idols - Isaiah 17

“In that day man will have regard for his Maker,
and his eyes will look to the Holy One of Israel.
And he will not have regard for the altars,
the works of his hands,
nor will he look to that which his fingers have made…” (vs 7-8)

Here is a picture of true repentance – turning from the idols that they have made and turning to the Holy One who has made them. “He that looks to his Maker must not look to the altars which are the work of his hands. He must not retain the least respect for that which his fingers have made, but must break it to pieces.” (Henry)
As Calvin has said, “our hearts are idol factories.” While I have not built an asherim outwardly I have many inwardly. God help me to turn from that which is worthless solely to You Who are of the greatest worth!

In His glorious grace,

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