Here the folly of those who made idols, and then prayed to them, is exposed. How does the spending of idolaters shame, the miserly of many who call themselves God’s servants, but are for a religion which costs them nothing.
Isaiah 46: 5 – 13 ” ….Declaring the end and the result from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure and purpose…. ” The service of sin, always costs a great deal ” For example : US – The Gospel of antichrist. Posted on the 16th February 2018 ” – God puts it to them what senseless helpless things idols are. Let, then, the Jews show themselves men, avoiding such abominations. Many scripture prophecies, delivered long ago, are not yet fulfilled. But the fulfilling of some in an earnest that the rest will come to pass. Nothing can help more to make us easy, than to be assured that God will do all His pleasure. Jeremiah 29: 11 ” For I know the plans, I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. ”
Even those who know not and mind not God’s revealed will are called and used to fulfill the counsels of his secret will. Heaven and earth shall pass away, sooner than one tittle of the word of God. Matthew 24: 35 ” Heaven an earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. ” Obstinate sinners are addressed. Such were far from acceptance, but they were summoned to hearken to the word of the Lord. Proverbs 1: 23 – 24 ” Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you. I will make known to you my teachings. But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand. ” The Salvation of a sinner begins with a humble and contrite heart, that trembles at God’s word with godly sorrow working true repentance, and faith in his mercy, through the obedience unto death of our Divine surety. Deuteronomy 33: 26 ” There is none like the God of Jeshurun, who rides the heavens to your help. And through the skies in His majesty. “