Isaiah 44:19 “No one stops to think, no one has the knowledge or understanding to say, “Half of it I used for fuel; I even baked bread over its coals, I roasted meat and I ate. Shall I make a detestable thing from what is left? Shall I bow down to a block of wood?””
Do you ever stop and think? The context of Isaiah 44 is of a person who cuts down a tree, uses half of it to warm himself by a fire and heat his food. The other half he fashions into a wood god, bows down to it, and worships it. This individual, God says, does not have the knowledge or understanding to simply stop, think, and ask himself questions about what he is doing. It appears to me that we can become just like this; not taking the time to just stop, think, and ask ourself questions. And not doing this is damning to our temporal and eternal lives.
Accomplishing this simple task takes only a few quiet, unplugged moments each day. I would encourage each of us to begin building time each day to stop, think, and ask ourselves questions. Our eternal life depends upon it.