The Worthless Branch

“but you will be thrown out of your grave like a worthless branch. Like a corpse trampled underfoot, you will be dumped into a mass grave with those killed in battle. You will descend to the pit.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭14:19‬ ‭NLT

This passage is talking about the adversary of our souls, the devil. He is the worthless branch who is of no value and will never be exalted in the way he desired in his initial rebellion.

The branch is such a fitting illustration for both Jesus and the devil.

The devil is the worthless branch that will never bring forth life.

The climax of his efforts will only produce counterfeit results. He has no creativity. He has no ability to bring forth life. He only brings death and destruction wherever he goes.

If you lean on the worthless branch, he will splinter beneath your weight and cause you great sorrow.

The worthless branch tries to dress himself up as being full of life, but underneath the veneer of deception is nothing but rotten wood.

‬‬Takeaway: Which branch are you putting your trust in? Have you kept your hope in Jesus, the real branch?

Have you placed your trust in the empty promises and glamorous deceptions of the worthless branch?

Keep your gaze on Calvary and the true branch will be your strength today!