Idols: For Dummies
Topic: Idolatry Scripture: Isaiah 44:1-28
1. The Problem of Idolatry vv8-20
God addresses the problem of idolatry in v8. with sarcasm asked and answered by Himself
vv10-11 God goes on a satirical diatribe 'I made you and you made God?!'
God made everything ex nihilo (out of nothing)
v12 God is mocking the idolmaker
v13-17 God scornofully mocks the worship of a created thing
vv18-20 God presents idols as lifeless, without power-unable to save them
cf. Is 6, Mark 4:11, 12
2. The Solution vv21-23
The bad news is they were lost, slaves to sin, because of Adam and they chose to
sin. The good news is that Jesus came to free those who trust in His death and
resurrection from death and give them eternal life.
The most controversial verse in Isaiah 44 is v28.
God is promising to send a man (a pagan Gentile) Cyrus to free the Israelites as well as fund the building of the temple
Idol rejection is possible through the gospel of Jesus Christ