Calling evil good?

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

Comments, thoughts and reflections welcome.

Isaiah 5:17-25

 Then shall the lambs graze as in their pasture, and nomads shall eat among the ruins of the rich.

  Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, who draw sin as with cart ropes,

  who say: “Let him be quick,

let him speed his work

that we may see it;

let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near,

and let it come, that we may know it!”

 

[is this sarcasm?  Cords of lies?]

 

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 shrewd in their own sight!

 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,

and valiant men in mixing strong drink,

who acquit the guilty for a bribe,

and deprive the innocent of his right!

 

[shadows of abortion?]

 

Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble,

and as dry grass sinks down in the flame,

 so their root will be as rottenness,

and their blossom go up like dust;

for they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts,

 and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Therefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against his people,

and he stretched out his hand against them and struck them,

and the mountains quaked;

and their corpses were as refuse

in the midst of the streets.

For all this his anger has not turned away,

 and his hand is stretched out still.

Burned in the fire of God’s anger rather than healed by His love.  We have picture after picture of his wrath.  They match pictures we see today in our news.  The wickedness in our land is described as clearly here for  us as it was then for Israel.

They have rejected…bears consequences…

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