Isaiah 25 What are we trusting in?
Isaiah is looking into the future, and he sees that God is God and He alone should be praised. Men seek self-salvation and praise for themselves. Why trust in idols, for they fail every time. This reminds us of the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal. Elijah asked the question we all need to ask: “If the Lord is the true God, then follow him, but if Baal is, follow him!” [1Kings 18:21]
Where is our focus; on God or the dead idol? Jeremiah wrote: “Such idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field. They cannot talk. They must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them because they cannot hurt you. And they do not have any power to help you.” [Jer 10:5]
The truth is this: Vs. 4 God protects the innocent who are poor and needy Vs. 5 He humbles the boasting of foreigners [Is 25] and this is also true; one day God will wipe away the tears from every face and remove his people’s disgrace and they then they will say look here is our God. They will say we waited and He delivered [Is 25:9]
Are we waiting for God or seeking help from worthless idols?