“Well then, where are your wise men? Please let them tell you, and let them understand what the Lord of hosts has purposed against Egypt. The princes of Zoan have acted foolishly, the princes of Memphis are deluded; those who are the cornerstone of her tribes have led Egypt astray.” (Isaiah 18:12, 13)
When calamity comes, mortals remember that they are not in control of the universe, and they try to flee and disappear. Where are the wise men of this age? As we hear in Job, who is it that is able to give counsel to the Lord? Who is wise enough to instruct the Lord or to lead the people in holiness and righteousness? No one, and only Christ can accomplish what needs to come about.
Gracious God, take me far away from the foolish prognostications of this age so that I would see clearly that You alone are Lord. Help me grow in this faith You have given me, maturing and learning from You who knows all things. May I grow in wisdom and stature as Jesus did, knowing that all things will be as You purpose them to be.
Thank You, Lord, for rescuing the downtrodden and weary. Guide me deeper into the righteousness and help me to rest in You. Help me to hold fast to that which is eternal and true. Keep me from foolishness and help me to speak Your Word of truth to all whom I meet. May I be Your faithful servant this day, doing all You give me to do, and doing so with a cheerful and willing heart. Amen.