Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. (Isaiah 47:13, 14 [KJV])
The world today has turned to the devil for solutions of matters of life, for survival, for healing, for wealth, for jobs, for success and for all they need in life. What a tragedy! How could we seek solution from the source of problem? That does not make sense. Maybe we first need to understand where problem came from…the origin of problems we have in the world today. If disobedience to God’s instructions, what is known as sin, was not cherished, we would not be where we are today. Sickness, war, death, and all terrible things happening today are as a result of sin. These are manifestations or concequences of sin.
Who is behind the palm readers, fortunetellers, magicians, sorcerers? It could not be God, it is not God. God could not tell someone to bring a black Cock and a hair from from some strange sources, He cannot ask us to come to him hidingly so that we can receive anything from Him. That is not God. “The difference between the work of God and that of the magicians was, one was of God, and the other of Satan. One was true, the other false” – (S.D.A Bible Commentary vol.1) When Soul went to inquire of the magician so that he could speak with the spirit of the dead he went hidingly, he could not go openly because what he did was dispeakable, inappropriate contrary to God’s will. “Light has no fellowship with darkness, righteousness no fellowship with unrighteousness. . . .” – E.G. White (In Heavenly Places)
Remember in Babylon king Nebuchadnezzar depended on magicians and astrologers but when real trouble came they could not save him. He had placed his trust in a wrong master, the master deceiver. the wisdom of the world is shortsighted, it is a deception; the king would only find answers from one who is linked to the true source of wisdom. “In all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.” Daniel 1:20
What we put our trust on is vain and hopeles, it cannot save us. The text says they will burn like stubble. We place our trust in people, in worldly insurance plans, security investments, all of which are combustible. Check your investment is it founded in true secure source. Or is it in the wrong place? Change while there is time. “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”(Acts 16:31 [KJV]) words of Paul to the guard of the Prison. There was no other and there is no any other way to be saved; do not waste time trying this and that. Salvation is in Christ Jesus.
By A. Eliamani