Old Testament: Isa 5.20–23
To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 4–6 on September 25, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022
By Don Ruhl
Isaiah wrote about his generation, but what he wrote, quoted below, sounds like the world in the 21st century:
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!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!
Woe to men mighty at drinking wine,
Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink,
Who justify the wicked for a bribe,
And take away justice from the righteous man!
– Isaiah 5.20–23
When God declares a truth, man says the truth is the opposite. So, it is not so much that man says the opposite is true; man just lives in rebellion to God and will do anything to spite him and to blaspheme him.
In time, man reaps what he sows, which means that our generation is going to reap some bad things.
Let us pray for our world that it turn to the Lord before it is everlastingly too late.
- What are some examples of how man calls evil good and good evil?
- In what ways does man think he is wise in his own eyes?
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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com