There was a time in the history of Israel that the people did not want the truth. They wanted to be told smooth things. They also wanted to be told that everything would turn out alright, and their last request was that they be told no more about the “Holy One of Israel”.
Isa30.9 For they are a rebellious people, lying children, children unwilling to hear the instruction of the Lord; 10 who say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions, 11 leave the way, turn aside from the path, let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.”
The people knew in their heart that they were living in sin and they did not want to think about the consequences; so they just made a decision to forget about the word of God and asked to be told no more. Nothing has changed for we see the very same thing today.
The government is broken, the education system is broken, the Church is failing, and financial institutions are broken, yet the world goes on as if everything will be alright. No one wants to admit just how bad each of these institutions is failing. From their own mouth you only hear how wonderful things are. You also see both institutions and individuals insisting that the name of God not be mentioned.
We have taken prayer from the schools, Ten Commandment plaques from courthouse walls, Christian Christmas carols from public gatherings, and manger scenes from town squares. It seems that silence is again the smooth things for this age.
Published on Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 4:33 AM CDT