“To whom will he teach knowledge..”

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 28:1-13

Ah, the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, and the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley of those overcome with wine!

  Behold, the Lord has one who is mighty and strong; like a storm of hail, a destroying tempest, like a storm of mighty, overflowing waters, he casts down to the earth with his hand.

The proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim will be trodden underfoot;

and the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley, will be like a first-ripe fig before the summer: when someone sees it, he swallows it as soon as it is in his hand.

  In that day the LORD of hosts will be a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the remnant of his people,

and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

These also reel with wine and stagger with strong drink; the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are swallowed by wine, they stagger with strong drink, they reel in vision, they stumble in giving judgment.

  For all tables are full of filthy vomit, with no space left.

  “To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast?

  For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.”

  For by people of strange lips and with a foreign tongue the LORD will speak to this people,

  to whom he has said, “This is rest; give rest to the weary; and this is repose”; yet they would not hear.

  And the word of the LORD will be to them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little, that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Who will know the word of God?

Who will understand?

Those who seek the face of God?

Those who see his hand?

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