Is. 51:7 ‚ÄúHear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts: Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults.
Is. 51:8 For the moth will eat them up like a garment; the worm will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever, my salvation through all generations.‚Äù
There are two main themes (I am thinking about today) through Isaiah 49-53
God is my avenger and He holds my payment in His hand. There are numerous places in here where he talks about moths eating things up. My wife pulled a shirt out of the closet just 2 days ago that had moth holes in it. The wild and amazing thing about moth holes is that most of the time you never see the moths.
David had the nickname ‚Äúmothbane‚Äù when we lived in Asia, because any time he saw a moth he would kill it. Even if he was eating dinner. Even if we told him not to. The thing is, it wasn‚Äôt the moths that we could see that were tearing up our clothes. The moths we could see were safely locked OUT of our closets. It‚Äôs the moths IN our closets that were destroying our clothes.
I read all this stuff about evil men, and I can‚Äôt help but think how unseen their destruction is. It‚Äôs not obvious that God is fighting for the oppressed. It‚Äôs not blatant to the world, or media especially, that moths are eating holes through the insulting, evil powers of this age.
Moth and Rust. They both destroy slowly, from the inside out, and both destroy because of poor maintenance. If people would give attention to their insides, to the hidden areas inside the locked closets of their souls, there would be fewer holes, and less hidden destruction.