“Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord!” (Isaiah 31:1 NKJV).


From Abraham’s time until that of Isaiah’s, the people of Israel had often looked to Egypt when they should have been looking to God. Trusting Egypt for help is a metaphor for trusting the world and human strength. Who are you trusting? Egypt or the Lord? Isaiah counsels us to look to the Lord!
PRAYER: Dear Father, forgive us when we look to the world for help, instead of looking to You. We say that we trust You, yet we do not lean on You. We repent. We turn to You today with our cares and troubles, knowing that You are able. Give us Your rest and strength as we face this day. In Jesus’ name, amen.