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 admonishes the people of Israel who are questioning God’s wisdom and power or even his love. Their question of God sounds shocking. But 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, his ability to care for us? When God puts in place various laws and teachings you find hard to accept, don’t we too 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. All we can do is thank God that he does not hold this arrogance against us
Please pray with me the prayer for today. Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, forgive my arrogance when I question you and your work in my life. Teach me the humility I need to trust more fully in your goodness and love toward me. Amen.