Evil Hearts, Evil Ways
Isa 3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
What has caused them to fall? Their tongue and their doings are against the Lord. Their words are not respectful to God, they speak evil things.
Mat 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Mat 15:20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
Their doings, were evil as well; idolatry and fornication, the fruit of evil hearts.
Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Mat 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Mat 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Isa 3:9 The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
They look evil, their eyes are wicked, their words spout forth blasphemy and corrupt words. They glory in their sins as Sodom; gay pride, even legislating immorality, passing laws for evil works and laws prohibiting the teaching of God's word. Open tolerance of every evil way in the name of free speech, while limiting the things of God. Woe unto their soul!
Ezek 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
They have rewarded evil, they openly defy the old ways of righteousness. They call the forefathers hypocrites for failing to keep the Biblical standard; but they themselves have thrown away the Bible, the truth of God and made their own evil hearts their truth. They have rewarded evil and outlawed the light and truth of God. This was not just for Israel, but for our nation today.
Isa 3:10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Judgment may fall upon all the nation because of sin, but God shall keep the righteous, those in Christ Jesus, they shall reap the fruit of righteousness. They have the comforter and the peace of God.
Psa 37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
Psa 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
Psa 37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
Psa 37:32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
Psa 37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Psa 37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.