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Isa 30:1-3 & 5 “Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin; 2 Who walk to go down to Egypt, And have not asked My advice, To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, And to trust in the shadow of Egypt! 3 Therefore the strength of Pharaoh Shall be your shame, And trust in the shadow of Egypt Shall be your humiliation. They were all ashamed of a people who could not benefit them, Or be help or benefit, But a shame and also a reproach.”
Egypt is the world, a place of bondage. Pharaoh is represented as the ruler of this world. Who keeps the people under bondage, oppress them and make their life difficult and ultimately leading to death without freedom.
In the above verse, God clearly says how they are going into the world, relying on the worldly advice and its strength and wisdom. These are all done by not asking the advice of the Lord God. When they reject God’s advice, receive the ruler of this world’s advice and still wear the name of Christ, then how God will be pleased with you. He is classifying those people who are like above as ‘Rebellious’. They add sin to sin in their life sometimes knowingly and sometimes out of ignorance. Most of the time people go to worldly advice, false prophets, or an elderly person who may be a wolf in that congregation, because they do not know how to receive the advice from God. There are many who are ready to give worldly advice but only few can give godly advice. Sometimes when people are giving advice it may look godly in their words but it will have a deadly motive behind those words. If we don’t establish our hearts with the knowledge of Jesus Christ through the scriptures then we will take what comes our way and do it without even discerning it. Do not seek the world or its advice. Do not go to the world for advice. There is an everlasting, living and loving God is for us. Go to Him in prayer, which is the secret place where you place your supplications, needs and wants. He who hears it in secret will reward you openly with your request.