Monday, May 12, 2008

A Rebellious people - Isa 30

A Rebellious people

Isa 30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:

Listen and write this in a book for now and forevermore. For this rebellious prople of Israel and Judah and for all who were in a covenant relationship with me.

Isa 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

God sees the hearts: a rebellious people, his children are lying, and listen to liars and will not hear the word of the LORD.

Isa 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

They will not hear God's word, as in the Christian chats, but they will go to false seers and psychics to hear a good word about themselves. We are to continue in the word, warning them and encouraging them to stay in God's whole word of truth.

2 Tim 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2 Tim 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2 Tim 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

As in our nation, founded under God, they want no part of him, because they are a wicked selfish people. They look to eastern mystics and new age fantasies and claim a Jesus of their convenience, who does not die for their sins, for they think they are good and that Jesus dwells within.

Isa 30:11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
Isa 30:12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:

They trusted more in corrupt Egypt, then in the LORD God.

Isa 30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.

Destruction will come suddenly, as a mighty dam that breaks. Jeremiah continues the warning.

Jer 6:13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Jer 6:14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
Jer 6:15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
Jer 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Isa 30:14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.

The potter who made the vessel, can also break the vessel. A sherd is a clay vessel.

Isa 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

They would have been saved in quietness, in waiting upon the LORD, being confident in Him. That is so true, in the midst of danger and fear, we have the peace of God. We prepare for the battle, and trust in the LORD. Unfortunately, they would not. They were a rebellious people as many are today. Nothing has changed, our confidence is in waiting upon the Lord.

Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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