Monday, August 4, 2008

Seeing the Truth

Seeing the Truth

Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.

When truth comes to Jerusalem the vile person shall no longer be called generous, nor the miser said to be bountiful. This evil world rewards evil and vile people, like celebrities who do not marry and produce illegitimate children. They make money from their evil lifestyles. The misers, the rich politicians who give nothing of their own money, and they say we need to spend tax money on the poor, only to be reelected. They are not bountiful givers, but thieves. When truth comes these things will be seen as they are.

Isa 32:6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

The NLT Bible says it like this:

Isa 32:6 Everyone will recognize ungodly fools for what they are. They spread lies about the Lord; they deprive the hungry of food and give no water to the thirsty.

We see these kind in our Bible study rooms on the Internet. They are sent to spread lies and to deceive.

Isa 32:7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

The ways of the miser are evil;

Isa 32:7 The smooth tricks of evil people will be exposed, including all the lies they use to oppress the poor in the courts. (NLT)

Psa 36:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
Psa 36:2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
Psa 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
Psa 36:4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

Isa 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

Liberal here means generous. The generous do generous things; and by generous things he will stand. We are to be generous and to share the good things of the Lord. We are to speak the truth of God and expose the wicked for their wicked ways. We are to use our resources for good purposes.

3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

The world does not see clearly because of sin. We certainly do need to see clearly, especially when selecting a leader. Many are fooled by good looks and smooth talking; but they do not see the truth. The blind shall lead the blind, but we are children of truth. We should speak out against the evil in our land

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