Today’s devotion is based on Isaiah 45:11,12.
“The LORD, the holy God of Israel,
the one who shapes the future, says:
‘You have no right to question me about my children
or to tell me what I ought to do!
I am the one who made the earth
and created human beings to live there.
By my power I stretched out the heavens;
I control the sun, the moon, and the stars.’”
Isaiah is speaking to the people of Israel who are questioning God’s wisdom and power, or his love. Are we any better? When God allows an illness or death or some other type of tragedy to occur that we don’t understand, don’t we also question his love for us? When God puts in place various laws and teachings you find hard to accept, don’t we question them
Isaiah puts it plainly; we don’t have the intellect or the right to question God’s ways any more than a newborn baby can question its mother for giving birth or a pot challenging the potter who made it. We can thank God that he does not hold this arrogance against us, but in his love continues to work for our good anyway.
Please pray with me the prayer for today. Heavenly Father, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, forgive my arrogance. Teach me the humility I need to accept your word so I can trust your goodness and love toward me. Amen.