|Isaiah 5:20-24 |
20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!2
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe to those who are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink.
23 Who justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
24 Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be like rottenness, and their blossom shall go up like dust because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.3
3 they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. But they didn't think they had done this. The Israelites thought they knew God and were pleasing to him; they had been deceived by their shepherds. And today, this is exactly the case with Christendom; they ignore Jesus' commands. They do not listen to the Holy Spirit. They do not even try to obey the moral laws: do not lie, steal, cheat, commit adultery, covet, etc. They ignore all the warnings of the Bible. Yet Christendom thinks they are pleasing to God; they think they know God; but they don't.