Translations: Chinese GB Big5

God Wants to Help

Isaiah 31:1,2
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD. Yet he too is wise and can bring disaster; he does not take back his words. He will rise up against the house of the wicked, against those who help evildoers.

It was not solely their reliance upon Egypt for help which God found offensive. But rather it was that they were not looking to God for help. Realize that this implies that God not only wants to help you, but believing that God wants to help you is part of the faith God requires of you. And that not believing that God wants to help you is an unbelief and an insult which God takes personally. Therefore when you face problems in life, ask God to help. It's not just an option. It's what God expects of His children. But if you're involved in doing evil, not only will God not listen but He will characteristically rise up against you.

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