Isaiah 2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?

Man is a created being. We are made in the image of God. Christians were created and redeemed to be light bearers of the image and glory of God. But the best of men are still human. Repeatedly Scripture warns about trusting in man, or the arm of the flesh. Because God in His infinite wisdom has chosen to grace us with the ability to create and invent things that benefit mankind, there is the tendency to look to man for the answers to life’s complex problems. While it is true that God uses and allows man as an instrument of blessing or help in time of need, the bottom line is that man is not the answer; Jehovah is.

Isaiah tells us that the most brilliant, powerful, holy person is just one breath away from stepping into eternity. Only God can be called “I AM” (Exodus 3:14). Psalm 146.3,4 tells us, “Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation (help). When his spirit leaves him, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts and plans perish.” It is not wrong to seek the help of man, but it is sin to trust in man as the final answer. The sobering warning of Jeremiah comes to mind, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in and relies on mankind, Making [weak, faulty human] flesh his strength, And whose mind and heart turn away from the Lord.’” (Jeremiah 17:5)

While we should be thankful for the multitude of blessings God has allowed man to invent, let us not cross the line of placing our hopes in the wisdom or strength of man. Trust The Lord today, beloved.