Monday, December 11, 2006

Isaiah 3 - Children oppress, women rule

Children oppress, women rule

Isa 3:11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Gal 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Isa 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Because they have left the counsel of God, children oppress them. Children are to obey their parents and the husband is to provide for and lead the family. If the family structure is destroyed the nation is weakened.

Mal 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Mal 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Women rule over them, do I dare comment on this? What does the Bible say?

Gen 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

The idea of Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you is that the woman would desire to rule over her husband, yet God will ordain men to have the leader's role in the family.

Women rule over them: this was seen as a curse, not a blessing. Certainly, God may raise up particular women at particular times to be leaders in different spheres. Deborah (Judges 4-5) and Esther are examples of this. But this entirely different than a society where, in general, women rule over them. Such a society is cursed, not blessed. (Guzik)

O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

The leaders ignore God's commands and destroy the way of the paths, they destroy the way of their fathers, the way of Gods word.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Eaglewings Ministries

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