Isaiah 8:19-20 – To the Law and To the Testimony

Isaiah 8:19-20
19
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

– Read these two verses of scripture carefully; all of verse 19 is being spoken by “they” and all of verse 20 is spoken by God.   “They” will tell you to look for God, but “they” will tell you that He can be found in all sorts of strange places.  God’s answer to these suggestions is always the same, “look in the Bible”, which is what “the law and the testimony” in verse 20 is referencing.  People rely on feelings and leadings it seems almost exclusively these days.  Now if God speaks to someone’s heart, I’m not going to contradict that.  But why do we get so hung up on waiting for God to give us directions when he’s already drawn a road map for us?  God is certainly happy when people want to seek Him, but never forget that He gave us 66 books in one Bible so we could find Him.  Why would we look somewhere else?  What are we hoping to find that He hasn’t already covered?

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