We learned in Isaiah 9 that God supposedly cares about you, but then he’s burning the ground left and right because he’s continuously mad at you. This is a very angry god.
“Woe to those who make unjust laws,” – Isaiah 10:1
Does this apply to God? It should as his laws are the most unjust of all.
“Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.” – Isaiah 10:4
God is still angry.
“When the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, ‘I will punish the king of Assyria for the willful pride of his heart and the haughty look in his eyes.’” – Isaiah 10:12
Punished for the crimes of pride and haughty looking eyes? Seriously? This is why God is unjust. He punishes for all the wrong reasons.
“Therefore, the Lord, the Lord Almighty, will send a wasting disease upon his sturdy warriors; under his pomp a fire will be kindled like a blazing flame.” – Isaiah 10:16
See God’s love in action. Fireballs filled with his love. Disease filled with his love.
“My people who live in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrians, who beat you with a rod and lift up a club against you, as Egypt did. Very soon my anger against you will end and my wrath will be directed to their destruction.” – Isaiah 10:24-25
So let me get this straight. The people are being beaten by rods. God could stop this now, but instead he says, hold on, my anger will stop them soon, don’t worry. WTF?!?!?
Sheesh. What a chapter. God is still filled with anger. He punishes people, sure, but does he punish them for justified reasons, or just because they have a weird look in their eye? And instead of stopping the pain and suffering right away, he just tells the people to hold on, I’ll be by soon when I’m done binge watching the entire Friends series.
Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 11: The Branch From Jesse