RE Verse reading–Isaiah 30:1-17, 31:1 (day two) “Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help. . . and do not. . .seek help from the Lord” (31:1) Why are we often reluctant to seek the Lord’s solutions to our problems? Is it PRIDE?– a loyalty to self, a determination to “lean on our own understanding” even though the Scripture says we shouldn’t. Is the problem a lack of PATIENCE? Agreed, waiting on the Lord is time consuming and stressful to the flesh. But it is a “death to self” that leads to life! Is the problem a PREFERENCE we all have for things that can be seen? (horses, chariots, people and their approval) What is it about the human heart that makes us slow to look for spiritual solutions to physical, relational, societal problems? The answer goes to the very heart of our sin nature. “All we like sheep have gone astray. Each has turned to his own way”(Isaiah 53:6) But why?