Today we look at the first chapter in Isaiah. Here we go!
“Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For the Lord has spoken: ‘I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me.’” – Isaiah 1:2
But did they really rebel? Or did you harden their hearts and/or force them to lie? We just saw in Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday this week that 2 Chronicles 18:21-22 states God forced people to lie.
“Why should you be beaten anymore?” – Isaiah 1:5
So here’s a thought. Maybe the people are rebelling because you keep physically abusing them by beating them!
“Your country is desolate, your cities burned with fire;” – Isaiah 1:7
God has burned many cities by hardening the hearts of people.
“Unless the Lord Almighty had left us some survivors, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah.” – Isaiah 1:9
Yes, let’s refer to Sodom and Gomorrah and the story of Lot. Lot offered up his virgin daughters to be raped by the mob, and God calls Lot righteous.
“‘The multitude of your sacrifices—what are they to me?’ says the Lord. ‘I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.’” – Isaiah 1:11
Um…if you have enough offerings, why do you have a million rules that you gave to Moses that demand offerings and the right way to do the offerings?
“Your hands are full of blood!” – Isaiah 1:15
No God, YOUR hands are the ones full of blood!
“But rebels and sinners will both be broken, and those who forsake the Lord will perish.” – Isaiah 1:28
One of the core tenets of Christianity is everyone is born a sinner once they come out of the womb. So from this verse I guess everyone is just fucked.
Well, what did we learn in this chapter? God is pissed, but God seems to be upset that the people are following all of his silly rules about offerings and festivals. God then gets angry about the very things he himself does! And then rails on about how all sinners will perish, but the Bible tells us everyone is born a sinner, so…meh, I guess you just have to have faith. LOL!
Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 2: The Mountain of the Lord