Thursday, August 13, 2009

Unfaithful City Isaiah 1

Isaiah 1:21 "How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers."

Here we see how it was in Isaiah's time and some prophecy on how it will be.

v27 "Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness."

If you remember, Zion was the city of David. When he first came to Jerusalem, he did not at first secure the whole city but did take Zion and set up residents. He was not going anywhere. Here the kings are buried and a few honored men.

We can jump back to see what was going on that caused the LORD to send Isaiah.

II Chronicles 34:25 "Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands, therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and shall not be quenched."

II Kings 21:3 "For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served them. v4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name. v6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, ..."

They have even lost the book of laws until it was found in Josiah's reign.

Judah, Jerusalem, Israel had all fallen a long way from the days when they promised to serve the one true God. To this day, the glory has not been restored but it will happen when the LORD himself reigns from Jerusalem.

Micah 4:1 "But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills, and people shall flow unto it."

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