Looking For The Right Savior

“Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he?” Isaiah 2:22

As the weather changes and the days of October come upon us, many people find themselves engaged in the passion of October baseball.  This week is the last week of the regular season and there are four teams that are fighting for the last two play off positions.  Last evening, I just glanced at one game for a moment.  It happened to be the moment when a player hit a two run homer to put his team in the lead.  The announcers were singing the praises of this man who was at that moment, “The savior of their season.”  I thought, “How ironic that these announcers would use such terminology to describe this man’s single act on the baseball field.”

This morning I considered chapters 2-5 in the book of Isaiah.  The prophet of God is predicting the coming judgment on Israel because, “her speech and her deeds are against the lord, defying His glorious presence,” Isaiah 3:8.  There is certainly much correlation to our present circumstances in America.

However for our time this day I want to focus on how Israel spend her time looking for another Savior.  These people were so empty of spiritual knowledge (4:13) that they would look in desperation for anyone to be their Savior.  For example, in chapter 3 the people see a man who is wearing a decent outfit of clothes and they think he is rich.  So they seek him out to be their leader.  Here is the man’s response, “I will not be a healer, in my house there is neither bread nor cloak,” 3:7.  The fact is this man was as much in need of a savior as they were.

Brothers and sisters in Christ consider all the false saviors in our world today.  Each of these false saviors offer hope that leads to hopelessness.  They offer peace that leads to greater problems.  They offer solutions that lead to only band aids for a gaping womb.  Such people are looking for the wrong Savior.

Only in Christ do we find the right savior.  Isaiah describes Christ as, “The branch of the Lord,” in chapter 4:2.  Brothers and sisters Jesus is the only true Savior.  He came to this rebellions and condemned world to be our Savior. The angels proclaimed on the day of His birth, “There is born this day in the city of David a Savior… Lk 2:11. “He is indeed the Savior of the world,” John 4:42.

Question, “How many of our friends and neighbors will die for a lack of knowledge of this very truth?”  This very question haunts me as I consider what I am failing to do.  So many of my neighbors do not know the truth.  This day I am praying for grace in their lives.  I am praying for an open door to share the gospel and I am praying that God would open their minds to the truth of the gospel.

Brothers and sisters let us be thankful we have the right Savior.  Brothers and sister let us take the gospel to those who do not have the right savior.

 

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