In chapter 44, verses 9 through 20 we saw how silly it is for men to create a god out of a block of wood. I think most listening would agree.
One of the things the fool in the passage does is to pray to the idol he created, “You are my god, save me!”
We agree with Isaiah when he says, “People like that don’t know what they are doing! They don’t understand.”
But how do we know a god carved from a block of wood is not God? Because it is a created thing, right? By definition, God is eternal. He is not created. God is omniscient, He has all knowledge. He is omnipotent, He has all power. He is omnipresent, He is everywhere. There are other attributes that God has that a created thing does not.
It’s easy to see that a god made from a block of wood is not God. It cannot save us.
So why are so many people looking to a person to save us? Why are people expecting a presidential candidate to save us? Every person running for office is a created being. They have none of the attributes of God, yet millions of people are crying, “Save us!” They think that their candidate has the answers.
Friends, your candidate does not have the answer, I don’t care who he or she is.
Don’t expect salvation from any of them. Look to God. Only He has the answer, and only he can save this fallen world from the troubles it is in.
Come to think of it, comparing political candidates to blocks of wood is a good analogy, isn’t it?