Day 203

Today’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 28-30

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We don’t need no education 
We don’t need no thought control 
No dark sarcasm in the classroom 
Teachers leave them kids alone 
Hey teacher leave them kids alone 
– Pink Floyd

“Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message? To children weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast? For it is: Do this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for that; a little here, a little there.”  Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people   Isaiah 28:9-11

The prophets and priests speak words of warning and the people ignore them – taunting them and making fun of them.
The people of Israel have grown complacent. They trust in their wealth for their joy and their secured city for their security.
God’s message: “If you won’t listen to them, perhaps you will listen to the great army that I am sending to wipe you out.”
It is easy to read “the world today” into the story. We must be careful in doing this. The words of judgement were words for Israel. The lesson taught is for us.
God is patient, but He will not be mocked. Judgement will come.
What have you put your trust in for joy and security?
Tomorrow’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 31-34

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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