Every evening, moths gather outside the window of our downstairs family room. They beat against the glass, trying to get to the lamp inside. Sometimes Sarge stalls at the door, playing with them, and they manage to flitter inside and dash themselves against the light bulb.
Remember bug zappers that were so popular a few years ago? The false light attracted the moths and insects and zapped them when they came close.
People can be like moths, going after false light. Isaiah says those who “warm themselves by their own fire” will face destruction. He isn’t talking about building a campfire. He’s talking about worshipping idols. “Idol” literally means “little nothing”. An idol is not only a graven image, it is anything that replaces the Living God in your life.
Like moths, we beat ourselves against that false light and hope of the little nothings we cling to in our lives until we learn to worship our...