(Zechariah 1:5-6)5 Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever? 6 But my words and my statutes which I commanded my servants the prophets did they not overtake your fathers? So they repented and said, ‘As the Lord of hosts purposed to deal with us for our ways and deeds, so he has dealt with us (English Standard Version) ESV
Have you ever been given instruction on how to complete a certain task, and out of arrogance, do the complete opposite? Sure you have-We all did! (I’ll tell you how Not to fry rice some other time)..
Isaiah 55:8-9) My thoughts are not your thoughts..The Bible clearly lays out what happens when we default to our own understanding- Adam’s eyes were opened only to discover his nakedness, Moses went on a forty year journey that should’ve only taken a few(months), I ended up with a face full of snow when I struck the pressurized can to remove the ball bearing, and King Darius thought it better to rule as his ancestors did, following their instruction.
Our proclivity to arrogantly “Go at it alone” only causes us to drift away from the sovereignty of God, right into the vat of spoiled fruit. When we seek the Lord in earnest, we must submit to His authority, that we may come onto communion with His heart, and move as He ever so gently prompts. My prayer for myself this year, is to die daily to myself that I might be more attentive to His instruction and sensitive to His nudging. Aloha and God bless