Isaiah 1:9. “Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.”
The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah still lie desolate. Excavation has shown that these cemetery remains burned from the top down, giving credence to the Bible’s statement of God sending fire down from heaven to consume the cities.
Judah, says Isaiah, has been saved only by a very small remnant of the faithful from becoming like Sodom and Gomorrah, a strong indictment against those cities, and against the faithless of Judah.
In Rev. 11:8, Jerusalem is described as Sodom. Ezek. 16:40 tells us that the sins of Sodom were pride, lust, luxury and cruelty, and now both the rulers of Jerusalem and the people under them are guilty of the same behaviors.
Tomorrow we’ll look at the specific reasons God is angry with Judah, in verses 10-15. It’s quite familiar, really, when compared to America today.