The scripture for today is Isaiah 30:1
Isaiah 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, says the LORD, that take counsel, but not from me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin.
Israel, when invaded by the Assyrians, in fear, resorted to Egypt for assistance. Giving place to fear always moves the mind in a direction that is opposed to God’s will. “This has in all ages led nations and families, as well as individuals, to seek help in trouble from man rather than from God, and always to their disappointment and ruin.” Family Bible Notes
God honors faith and when we put our trust in God, there is no need to fear. Fear makes a heart “evil,” which is the rejection of God and His word. “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” Hebrews 3:12
The rebellious children of Israel sought the covering of the world; thus rejecting the covenant that they had with God. The strength of man is futile; the world cannot offer any true protection; but when God provides our covering, we are safe. “He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” Psalms 91:1-2
Our enemy is constantly seeking to draw us away from faith in God. He, Satan, would have us believe that there is security in the things of the world. And when things do not seem to be going well for us, he attempts to entice us to look to worldly sources for assistance. God is our heavenly Father; He knows our needs even before we ask. His eyes are upon us continuously and He will never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). We have no need of any other deliverer for God is our source. To succumb to fear is to deny the faithfulness of God.
Jesus said, “But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7