Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Isaiah 30:22 Then you will defile your carved idols overlaid with silver and your gold-plated metal images. You will scatter them as unclean things. You will say to them, "Be gone!"
All of a sudden, when you have the real thing, the imitations are suddeenly shown up for what they are: just so much rubbish. No matter how much we may have invested or how committed we are, when we know God, everything else can suddenly be seen in its true light. Costume jewelery doesn't stand any comparison with real jewels; zirconium is no match for diamonds.
Once we see things as they are, we won't be able to get rid of the rubbish quickly enough. It will fly out of the door because now we will own the crown jewels. What is on your mantlepiece? The real thing, or cheap plastic imitations? You need to take a good look and know what you really have!