For the idols speak delusion; The diviners envision lies, And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain. Therefore the people wend their way like sheep; They are in trouble because there is no shepherd. (Zechariah 10:2)
The people in Zechariah’s day were not a whole lot different than those of our time. People are looking for direction. People are searching for answers. What’s worse is that our world seems to be looking in the wrong direction.
We may not have the same kinds of “idols” the ancients had, but we have other, much more sophisticated, things we look to for answers. We look to education. We look to popular opinion. We look to those with the biggest Instagram accounts. Instead of real answers that satisfy and deepen us, we find empty, hollow tidbits that blow away in the wind.
My friends, there is a Shepherd who knows exactly what you need. He’s the One who created you. He knows all about your history, your personality, your wants, and your desires. He has a plan for you. If you haven’t already noticed, your life is going to be filled with a whole lot of emptiness unless you ask Him to fill it. Your life will be wandering down aimless paths unless you ask Him to guide you. Latch on to the Good Shepherd. Follow where He leads.