Isaiah 41:7 – Sure and Steadfast

Isaiah 41:7
So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.

-Isaiah is speaking here of workmen coming together to build an idol.  The Bible has much to say on the subject of making idols and most of it revolves around the idea of how foolish such a notion is.  Consider this very verse of scripture: the blacksmith fastens the idols in place “that it should not be moved”.  A “god” that is secure because some guy made him that way doesn’t sound very secure at all.  Is that really where we want to put your trust?  Consider that Jehovah, the God of the Bible, is a Rock (Psalms 18:31).  The Lord is not strong because we fastened Him down; we get to be strong because He is there to secure us.  “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”  (Psalm 18:2)  “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”  (Proverbs 18:10)

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