Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, Who’s The Wisest Of Them All?
Read Isaiah Chapter 44
Isa 44:24 This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by Myself, 25 who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense…..
For thousands of years, mankind has tried its best to refute the word of God. Some deny His existence. Others say that only parts of His word are correct, and many have chosen to believe that some of the words in the bible have been misinterpreted. It is a good thing for man to examine early manuscripts and translate from the original language into the languages of today’s world. God’s word is inerrant, but let’s face it – when man translates it into modern language, there is a possibility of errors. However, the errors which have been “discovered” have been only in regard to minor points, usually in regard to how the meanings of words have changed over the centuries.
Regardless of all that we know now, as it affects the accuracy of the scriptures, the great majority of our basic truths have remained unchanged. Most of the truths we hold, from the first records of God’s written words, have been confirmed time after time, by hundreds of scholars. One of those is the truth about homosexuality. If there have been any scholars who doubted that homosexual behaviors are sin in the mind of God, they have been quickly dismissed. Not so today. The Western World has wanted so badly to discover that the bible is wrong on this issue, they have gone to great lengths to discredit the original meanings of manuscripts.
In this passage, Isaiah mentioned false prophets. They have been around almost from the beginning. Man’s wish to go his own way isn’t new, so we should not be surprised with the turn of events in regard to the truth about homosexuality. The Roman Empire, in its last days, was rampant with disregard for God’s word on this subject. Some argue that homosexuality was the main reason the Roman Empire crumbled. I don’t know if that is true or not. What you and I do know is the truth from verse 25 in this passage.
Our Lord, the Creator of all things, “foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners.” He “overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense.” This one idea, stated in different terms, can be taken to the “bank” and deposited with full assurance that is will not “bounce.” Eventually, every reinterpretation and misinterpretation of God’s word will be proven to be nonsense. Everyone who has pronounced homosexuality to no longer be sin in the eyes of God will be exposed as a false prophet.
We have studied this idea many times in other devotions. We cannot remind ourselves too often, that God’s word is true. It has not been misinterpreted for thousands of years, only for the real truth to be discovered in the 20th and 21st centuries. That would mean that God unintentionally ordered His people to kill innocent people in the OT. We do not serve a Lord who orders His people to murder innocent human beings. His will is that only the willfully rebellious and the unbelievers face the sentence of death – (both physically and spiritually).
Dt 32:31 For their rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede. 32 Their vine comes from the vine of Sodom and from the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are filled with poison and their clusters with bitterness. 33 Their wine is the venom of serpents, the deadly poison of cobras.
Our God is LORD. He is our Redeemer. He is the Creator. Only He has the ability to establish truth. Only He has the ability to decide what kinds of behaviors are acceptable and which are not. There are no men who are wise enough to make such decisions.
Prayer: Keep us on the right track, Father. Do not let even one more man or woman fall prey to our modern-day false prophets and diviners.