Messin' With God

I love those Jack Links Beef Jerky "Messin' With Sasquatch" commercials. My favorite one is with the two guys driving down a road in the middle of a forest when suddenly they see Sasquatch up ahead walking on the side of the road. They drive past him and then stop, offering him a ride. As Sasquatch catches up to the car to get in, the driver guns it a little bit and pulls away. Laughing, they stop the car again and invite Sasquatch one more time for a ride. Just like before they drive off before he can get in, thinking that they've played a cool prank on big foot. As they begin to drive away Sasquatch busts through the windshield and pulls the passenger out. You just don't mess with Sasquatch, especially when you realize what he can do to you.

In the book of Isaiah God is pronouncing all sorts of predictions and judgments through the prophet Isaiah. One judgment in particular is against Assyria, a nation that God had once allowed to torment Israel for their unfaithfulness. Nations like Assyria and Babylon were ones that God used as His "chosen ones" in enacting justice and they were nations that basked in their own pride, refusing to recognize that God had given them their strength to conquer. As a result, God has certain destruction in mind for them

Read what God has to say to Assyria in Isaiah 14:24 & 27 about their certain fate: "As I have planned, so it will be; as I have purposed it, so it will happen. The Lord of Hosts Himself has planned it; therefore, who can stand in its way?" Who indeed! God is sovereign and all-powerful; why do we doubt sometimes what He can do? If God plans it, you can be certain that He will follow through. Actions have consequences and God never wavers. When we pat ourselves on the back and think that we are better than we truly are, aren't we messin' with God and his power?

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