Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Book of Isaiah 28-29 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness

Isaiah 28-29

28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim
Man, Isaiah makes it personal!
The people of Ephraim are a bunch of winos and Isaiah seems to think this is a bad thing.

29:6 is a great example of how a generic prophesy can be applied to almost any situation.

"Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire."
This can be applied to the recent events on the American east coast or to the Japanese earthquake at the beginning of the year.  It probably matters little that the prophesy was intended for Ariel.

I love the writing here.  poetic and deep;
29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:

29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men

Unfortunately, it's followed by this;
29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

Why is it "a marvellous work and a wonder" to make people stupid?

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1 comment:

  1. @Bruce,

    Us compared to God we are, shall i say, grossly ignorant. Some more than others if it were at all possible.
    I Corinthians 1:25-29

    28:16 is about Jesus Christ see Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; Ephesians 2:20; I Peter 2:6,7

    I Peter 2:6,7 sounds like this verse is being quoted.

    Bruce i do believe that 29:16 explains why the wise men shall perish and the prudent men shall be hid.

    People tend to think they are all wise, and yet are just the clay and the frame. They profess that God made them not, and that if He does exist He has no understanding. For if He had why would He let so many horrendous events happen? I do look forward to 29:24 being revealed in many people.