A Nation away from God
Isa 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water.
stay : support
The LORD of hosts, does take away from rebelling Jerusalem and from Judah, their support; their staff, all types of support; their bread and water.
Isa 3:2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
Isa 3:3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
They will be stripped of all their might and honor; their armies, their judges, their prophet of false prophecy of wealth and pleasures; the prudent seers and diviners, the elders and leaders. The leaders of the military, the honourable, (armorbearer), trusted men. and wise men, the counselor and advice giver, the wise builders and craftsmen, and the eloquent speakers. God is removing the strength that makes a nation strong. This is happening in our country, as the rebellion of the 60's redefines America. We have lost our industry and skilled craftsmen, we rely on foreign powers, so far we still have food and water, but that could be cut off too.
Isa 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
Immature leaders with small ideas shall rule over them.
Isa 3:5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
Everyone will be seeking their own thing, suing one another over trivial things; crime and injustice. Children shall accuse and manipulate the parents, there will be no respect for authority.
2 Tim 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Tim 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Tim 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2 Tim 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Isa 3:6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:
People will exalt those who look good, who are TV stars or movie stars and have them rule over them. Take care of this mess; drugs, rebellion, gangs, prisons full, etc.
Isa 3:7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
The ruler will say, there isn't enough money, perhaps he will raise taxes and oppress you more? Letting foreign peoples come in illegally and receive welfare when no one has enough. Not enough jobs, not enough help. All trust in immature leaders after their own immature judgment. Seek God, seek his word and His will. Without him, a nation is cursed.
Psa 37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
Psa 37:40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.