The Message – #10
Isaiah continues in chapter 10 talking about the sins of Israel and God’s promises to leave a group who are dedicated to Him. Let’s focus on verse 15.
Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops with it? Is the saw to exalt itself over the one who wields it? That would be like a club wielding those who lift it, Or like a rod lifting him who is not wood.
Isaiah 10:15 NASB
Who should get the glory? The instrument or the one who weilds the instrument. So often we, as the instrument, think the glory and praise of what God does with us should go to us. Instead, we need to understand that we are simply the tool that God uses to demonstrate all that he is and all that he does. He is the master who is wielding the tool. He is the one who deserves the glory and the praise for all that he does through us.
By itself, the tool or the instrument could do nothing. Yet, in the hands of the master. It can do amazing and wonderful things. Are we taking God’s glory for what He is doing? Are we allowing God to use us? In either case, our response must be to allow God to use us and then receive all the glory that he deserves for what he does through us.