Pastor Tim Romero
Isaiah 8:11–13 (ESV): "11 For the Lord spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: 12 "Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. 13 But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread."
The ways of man will lead you astray from God for they walk by sight, not by faith, and fear one another over God. Don't walk in the ways of man.
With Israel and Syria already conquering much of Judah King Ahaz and the people were afraid for it was just a matter of time before Jerusalem was conquered. Many believe that Jerusalem was even surrounded when this word was given. God had already told those in Jerusalem through Isaiah that Israel and Syria would not be successful against them for the Assyrians would run them off and then Judah would be subject to them. They are going to be taken captive but not by Israel and Syria. The temptation for the people at this moment is to fear man and not trust God.
Don't trust what you see Christian. Don't let the fear of man in these important moments cause you to stray from trusting in God. The world worries about what could happen we trust in the Lord and know what will happen is part of His plan. We are in His hands no matter what. Don't fret the unknown and let your mind wander to the worst possible scenario. Trust the Lord!!! He is at work no matter what enemy surrounds you and He will use it all to accomplish His will. Amen?
Father, we thank You that the only one we are to fear is You alone. Only You can destroy our soul. May we never look to anyone else to lead us through tumultuous times but to You alone. May our hearts always be centered on You and may You lead us through our doubts to total trust in You we pray in Jesus' name, amen.