The Anger of the Lord

Isaiah 5:25. ” Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against His people, and He hath stretched forth His hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the  hills did tremble, and their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.”

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God’s anger is not to be scorned.  It is not to be dismissed or taken lightly. The armies that will march against His people will be such that the mountains will shake at the sound of their marching feet. How terrifying!

What is foretold in vv. 26-30 came to pass in the invasions of Nebuchadnezzar, the first of which took place in 589 b.c. It was a terrible time for God’s chosen people; a time of fear, dread, starvation, captivity, and death. God had warned them over and over, but they were so proud and arrogant in their sin that they simply did not hear Him.

When a nation reaches that point, they are ripe for the picking by nations who are stronger and more disciplined.  This is a cycle not only for Israel, but for all nations at some time or other in their history.  I believe the judgment will be even worse in our own day because we have the complete, written Word of God–and still we refuse to hear.

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