12 For the Lord of hosts has a day
against all that is proud and lofty,
against all that is lifted up and high;[c]
13 against all the cedars of Lebanon,
lofty and lifted up;
and against all the oaks of Bashan;
14 against all the high mountains
and against all the lofty hills;
15 against every high tower
and against every fortified wall;
16 against all the ships of Tarshish
and against all the highly prized vessels.
17 The haughtiness of people shall be humbled,
and the pride of everyone shall be brought low,
and the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.
18 The idols shall utterly pass away.
19 Enter the caves of the rocks
and the holes of the ground,
from the terror of the Lord
and from the glory of his majesty,
when he rises to terrify the earth.
20 On that day people will throw away
to the moles and to the bats
their idols of silver and their idols of gold,
which they made for themselves to worship,
Some animals have been redeemed in literature and lore, but bats have usually stayed in the dark places and on the dark side of life. So it is in scripture. When Isaiah talks about the day of God’s judgment, idols of silver and gold will be cast off into the caves where moles and bats dwell.
That’s another good reason for us to live in a manner that we don’t fear the day of God’s judgement.
Lord, let me live in your light and life so that your coming will be a bright day for me, and not a day of hiding and fear. Let me walk with the Light of the World, my Lord and Savior, Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.