Isaiah 44:19 Fatal Errors

Isaiah 44:19 (KJV)
And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?

Speaking spiritually, there is nothing more deadly than following the heart.[1] Assuming that our emotions, wants, wishes, and will are in alignment with God can lead to gross error.

Notice these idolaters. 
From the same branch, they make a fire to warm themselves, cook their food to feed themselves, and carve a god to deceive themselves. Yet they are so blind that they cannot see the irony and error of their actions.

Notice also that it is God who shut their eyes and closed their hearts.
There is but one source of wisdom. One plan of direction we can trust. That is God as He is revealed in His Word. If we do not know it and obey it, we are destined for serious, perhaps eternally fatal errors.


[1] And yet I’ve watched Christians, who’ve been under the sound of preaching decades, ultimately reject the Word of God to do what they want instead of what the Bible teaches.

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Isaiah 44:19 Fatal Errors

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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