Drunk and Staggering

Isaiah 29: 9-10. “Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. 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.”

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God is speaking to His people in these verses, through the prophet Isaiah.

Imagine a people  whose spirit is so blinded with pride, hypocrisy, and deceit that they have no understanding of the clear words of warning they hear day after day.  The result of their apathy is to behave as if they were drunk, losing all awareness of the reality that hovers over them like a dark cloud.

God has dealt with their lethargy, spiritual sluggishness, inactivity, and stupidity regarding truth that even their prophets,rulers, and wise men were blind–so blind and lacking in spiritual perception that God’s Words was a sealed book to them.

We in America are just the same. We are without excuse. We have limitless access to God’s Word, and yet our people become more ignorant of the scriptures every single day, immersing ourselves instead in entertainment, political wrangling, and frivolity.

Jerusalem paid the price.  So will we, unless we wake up to the truths of God’s Word.

3 thoughts on “Drunk and Staggering

  1. Thank you, Linda. I am glad there are millions of Christians in America who are serious about their walk, but it has been getting more difficult over the last few years (decades) to find larger congregations composed primarily of such dedicated believers. I think we all know why. Blessings to you.

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