But you did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago. – Isaiah 22:11
The people of Jerusalem are marked by mindless attempts to save themselves from Assyria. Mount Zion has become a valley, and the spiritual vision to be expected there has become a desire for present pleasure without regard for God (vv. 11, 13).
The lessons in chapter 22 are sobering. Every decision I make either turns my eyes towards the Lord or towards something or someone else. Towards him or away from him.
When I turn to my Lord, the struggle ends. When I don’t it begins and continues. That which is as Mount Zion becomes a valley. That which should feed my soul destroys it. All because I did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago.
Today’s question is to whom or what am I looking?
Lord, keep my eyes on you.