Sins of Judah

Isaiah 30:8-11. “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.”

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God told Isaiah to write a permanent record of the stubbornness, rebellion, and sins of Judah. He listed seven specific sins:

  1. Rebellion against God
  2.  Liars
  3.  Refuse to hear the Law of God
  4.  They tell the seers not to see
  5.  They tell the prophets not to prophesy
  6.  They despise the Word of God.
  7. They trust in oppression and perversity, and depend upon it.

The people of Judah told their prophets to tell them only “smooth” things, and I am reminded again of how we who call ourselves Christians  tip-toe around words that aren’t “smooth.”  We don’t like to say sin, Satan, hell, judgment.  Instead we say mistakes, The Enemy,  loss, and “don’t judge.”

The world has succeeded in removing the Blood of Jesus from the public arena, calling it too gory, while every violent video game splashes blood around as if it were water.

Preachers, you need to honor your calling and say the truth. You have a responsibility to NOT sugar-coat God’s message. Those of us sitting in the pews need to respect the straight teaching of God’s Word, never criticizing it for being too harsh when it is what God has said.

All this didn’t work out too well for Judah.  It won’t work for us, either.

 

2 thoughts on “Sins of Judah

  1. Boy, does this sound familiar. Thank you, Linda. The problem the Lord has is getting the message to those who don’t want the message and do everything in their power to stop the message. If it is exasperating to us it must be a million times more exasperating to the Lord. All He is trying to do is save us all from a bad fate, but most Christian “leaders” continue to insist that their way is right and the Lord’s way is wrong, just as Judah did. What do you do? The Lord did everything possible. Then we see it all over again when He became one of us. They did it to Him all over again except this time they were actually able to lay their hands on Him. When will the rebellious Christian leaders get the big idea and stop doing exactly the same?

    Thank you. Great post.

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