By Lee Roy Anderson
In the 44th chapter of Isaiah, he pictures a man that went out and started cutting the trees.
He was an idol worshipper. He cut down part of the wood and built a fire to keep himself warm. He took another part of the wood and cooked himself and a meal to satisfy his hungry appetite. Then the Bible says he took the residue which was left over and made himself a God.
You see, man had to worship something. But man-made religion of this world will not satisfy the hungry soul. This may sound like a strange statement but man must be religious. The world does not satisfy him he must worship something. This is part of his nature. Man may worship and idol. Man may worship the rising sun. Many people worship animals. Some think their ancestors have come back to this earth in the form of an animal. You cannot satisfy the soul with a bottle, with a drug needle, or by losing yourself in lust.
That is why Isaiah said, wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? And your labor four that which satisfieth not. Isaiah 55:2 Why do you labor, eat, worry and work for those things that will not bring satisfaction? God said, eat ye that which is good and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me hear, and your soul shall live, Isaiah 55:2-3. We can eat of the bread from heaven today that will satisfy our hungry soul. You can get a meal at God’s table today. You can be satisfied. You don’t have to carry that load of sin. You don’t have to carry that load of doubts. You can be made a new, 2 Corinthians 5:17. Do you know what God does with our sins when we bring them to him? First he forgives us of our sins, of them Psalm 32:5 He will cast them into the depths of the sea, Micah 7:19. He abundantly pardons us of our sings, Isaiah 38:17. He forgets them, Hebrews 10:17. He blots them out as a thick cloud, Isaiah 44:22 Man’s greatest need is the need of forgiveness.