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God’s answer to weary souls

Now use your magical charms! Use the spells you have worked at all these years! Maybe they will do you some good. Maybe they can make someone afraid of you. All the advice you receive has made you tired. Where are all your astrologers, those stargazers who make predictions each month? Let them stand up and save you from what the future holds. But they are like straw burning in a fire; they cannot save themselves from the flame. You will get no help from them at all; their hearth is no place to sit for warmth. And all your friends, those with whom you’ve done business since childhood, will go their own ways, turning a deaf ear to your cries. Isaiah 47:12-15 NLT

From the text, Isaiah foretells that Babylon will look for support from religious practices and business alliances but will still fail. This will be the moment where help is needed most. But instead of relief, all Babylon will get is weariness. “All the advice you receive has made you tired” (verse 13). Many will offer proposals and solutions, but the situation will get worse. “But they are like straw burning in a fire; they cannot save themselves from the flame. You will get no help from them at all” (verse 14). This is what happens when the culture tries to find solution from one failed remedy after another. When we pursue answers denying God of His rightful place in our lives, we will end up tired and weary. Rejecting Christ’s gospel will not help you even if you think you are gifted and sophisticated. You will find yourself continually searching and your ideals apart from God will not save you at all. The “...Good News about the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16). If you have received God’s message of salvation, do not be ashamed of the gospel. The gospel has to be explored and believed for it provides life. As Isaiah puts it bluntly to Babylonians keeping their trust in their idols, “You will get no help from them at all.” We all need to be saved and each one of us is trusting in some form of a savior or another. But the real Savior, though has no standing in the eyes of those in this present times still offers and calls us to “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29). There is no one that has come to Him that has been rejected and not saved. God alone can provide real solution for our needs. In your weariness, take His offer and let Him help you carry your burden.


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