Friday, December 15, 2006

Isaiah 4 - Take away our reproach

Take away our reproach

Isa 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

In the day of their calamity, the day of shame and lack of respect. In the day when the men shall be few.

Isa 3:25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.

There would be competition for the available men. They had been humbled and sought the covering of a man. Culturally a woman was to be a wife and mother, although, things were not right at this time, for the women were ruling over the men.

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.

Perhaps, they wanted the name of the man, but not the duties of a wife and mother. These were the same women who were independent, not submissive, proud and lustful. Now they seek a man to deliver them from shame, just being married was enough, forget the support, they would take care of themselves. Many today are married in name only, working and self sufficient. Sometimes a terrible time must come, to bring people back to God and his order of things. A woman should not marry just any man to take care of her empty feelings. Where is God in all this? Were they repentant and seeking God? A man or a woman cannot replace the worship of almighty God and a repentant heart.

Spiritually, some Christians are in name only, to take away their reproach. They go out into the world and do not trust him as provider and Lord. They make their own way apart from him. They are not Spirit led believers.

Eaglewings Ministries

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