Daily Readings and Thought for June 20th. “BESIDES ME THERE IS NO GOD”
Daily Readings: Ruth 1,2 Isaiah 44, Jude
Today most people do not believe there is any God at all, they think that everything that exists sort of – ‘created’ itself! They invented the theory of evolution – but since doing this – human minds have gone round and round in circles trying to ‘prove’ it happened.
Our chapter 44 in Isaiah today challenges this and all vain human thinking. It is astonishing, today, that they have given up trying to ‘prove’ evolution! They admit in their ‘hearts’ (although not in their minds), that it is unprovable, indeed, impossible!
God foresaw this human attitude and long ago caused Isaiah to write some most appropriate words. In his time people in the nations surrounding Israel worshipped the idols they created, they had convinced themselves they represented the ‘gods’ they imagined – bringing them into existence! Modern minds can see the foolishness of such thinking – but how few can see the foolishness of evolutionary thinking!
Now let us take into our thinking what the One True God caused Isaiah to write! “Thus says the LORD of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no God. Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me,… “[v.6,7].
This message from God, through his prophet, challenges all those who believed in idols – and today – all those who claim to ‘believe’ (?) in evolution!
The climax to our thoughts is to take into our hearts and minds v,24 and 25.
“Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: “I am the LORD, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself, who frustrates the signs of liars and makes fools of diviners, who turns wise men back and makes their knowledge foolish”
Meditate on this – and let us realise in our hearts how foolish the human idea of evolution is! Then, finally, we are ready to embrace the wonder of the Creator we can and should worship – and the Saviour, Jesus, he has given for us! But if we turn a blind eye to this – this life is all we have – and how long now before God acts to punish this godless world!?