We ended the last chapter of Isaiah learning once again that God is a domestic abuser. Yep. Today we find out what happens to the thirsty people.
“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!” – Isaiah 55:1
How are those with no money supposed to come and BUY and eat? How are they buying anything?!?!? Granted the next verse says they can buy at no cost, but that’s not what the word ‘buy’ means. In the end though, the people are required to buy. Maybe they are not buying with money, but to get what God offers they must follow each and every rule, no matter how ridiculous or evil. If they don’t, they are killed and often several generations after them are punished. And even when they do follow all of the rules, they suffer (see Job).
“I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.” – Isaiah 55:3
Sure. Just like God did with all of the people he needlessly killed.
“Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.” – Isaiah 55:13
Or, and hear me out, just take away the evil you brought to this world! Stop killing women and children. Stop raping women. Stop destroying cities and towns.
God talks a lot about love in the Bible. But he’s all talk with no follow through.
Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 56: Salvation for Others