Isaiah 30:1-3, Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
I will be the first to confess, it is far easier to say than to do; that is trust in the Lord. Over and over He tells us not to trust our eyes, not to trust our own judgement that we draw from our physical senses on. He tells us to trust in Him.
Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Lets face it, many times what God wants us to do doesn’t make a lick of sense in the eyes of the world. Our eyes and our mind, all that we have been taught in the education and wisdom of man may tell us one thing, God may tell us something completely different. Therein lies the difficulty because the fight is on. Flesh wrestles against spirit and spirit wrestles against flesh. It is only through our relationship with Him through time in prayer and study of His Word that we can be victorious in obedience. If we go with the flesh, what makes sense to the eyes, then we have that choice. Of course then we must deal with the consequences. May I confess to you that I am dealing with consequences still today from choices that made sense to me from years ago. If the truth were told, I think we all are…aren’t we?
Psalms 5:11, But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.