Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Isaiah1 - Rebellious People of Judah

 Rebellious People of Judah

Isa 1:5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

God was punishing his disobedient people according to His covenant with them, but it did no good. Why strike them again? They will revolt more and more; because the whole head is sick with rebellion and the whole heart is weak, unable to be corrected. They were totally depraved.

Isa 1:6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.

Speaking in metaphors of the body of his people; apply these words to their spiritual condition. What if Jesus spoke of His church body like this?

1 Cor 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

There is some corruption in the church body, but the whole body is not corrupt.

1 Cor 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

Isa 1:7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

Sounds like modern day Iraq.

Isa 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

The daughter of Zion refers to the people of Jerusalem. The temple of God will be as an abandoned guard shack when God's presence leaves it.

Isa 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Because there were a few people faithful to the Lord in Judah, God did not destroy them like he did the homosexual cities of Sodom and Gomorrha. God hates this sinful behavior.

Eaglewings Ministries

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