Isaiah 2:22. Stop trusting in human beings, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?
It’s not that human beings can’t do, or are not capable of doing good things. The words of God preached by Isaiah are not challenging our ability to live as a society or community. The challenge or question is…What are you building your life upon & why. After all that I have done, after all the care I have provided, why wander, why forsake my great love for something that only leads to distortion & destruction.
We love our instructions & warnings, we want our stuff to function properly lest it doesn’t operate properly or breaks down totally… a good & reasonable concern or fear. God gives us revelation but we often seem to want more pushing the boundaries not realising the repercussions. Individuals, families, communities, corporations & civilisations have or are building on something. We may think life is what we make it but we didn’t make ourselves. Life & nurture was given to us.
Isaiah 29:16. You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did not make me?” Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing?”
God reasons with us in the modern world just as much as He reasoned with Israel & Judah. Today also there is much, much captivity & oppression as we seek to follow our own groove believing ourselves to be free & autonomous.