Isaiah 5:20- Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who exchange darkness for light and light for darkness; who exchange bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and cleaver or smart in their own sight!
You have convinced yourself that evil actions is good and good actions are evil? You believe that truth is what you says is truth based on your meaning of it and not on the word of God? Have you been deceived into believing that you are smarter than God and that truth is defined by your wise thinking?
Have you given yourself the authority to determine what is morally and spiritually right or wrong? Do you now prefer a lie over God's truth that is written in His Word? Has your truth now caused you to prefer a conduct of evil doings verses what is right according to God's Word?
Is this the place where we as humans have come to in the world in which we now live? Believe it or not, but many have!
Well, if you have convinced yourself that evil actions are good and is your truth, and godly behavior and character are evil, bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter, there is a Word from the Lord for you on today that says "WOE UNTO YOU" for you are under threat of divine punishment form God.
WOE=ouai in the greek. alas! woe! An expression of grief or denunciation. Divine penalty threatens me.
Light in this text denotes "truth" of God's Word. Darkness on the other hand, denotes "false doctrine."
Bitter verses sweet denotes the fact that "sin" is bitter but "virtue" is sweet.
The one who chooses evil over good, bitterness over sweetness will experience the painful consequences of their choices and the one who chooses "God' s truth and sweetness" will experience His good pleasure.
The people of Judah, who are in exile, to whom Isaiah is preaching, have rebelled against God and refused to get right with Him. They rejected truth and accepted a lie as truth.
GUESS WHAT? Rebellion against God and the things of God has taken a front seat in our world today.
Correction always bring the response of "do not judge me"! Man will never be your spiritual judge, but I promise you, that according to the Word of God, Jesus is the ultimate Judge and not you, me or anyone else.
Acts 17:31-For he has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead."
God sends forth those He has called to plant the "seed" which is the "Word of God" and planting them is what He expect us to do.
The receiving or rejection of God's Word is up to each one of us individually.
In the end of this life here on earth, here is what scripture says concerning us. 2 Corinthians 5:10-For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.
Have we come to a place as a nation where our hearts are hardened to the point now where a lie is more acceptable than the truth? Does the Word of God have no more value in the land we claim to have built on Godly principles?
"WOE" to the people and nations that calls evil actions good, those who exchange light for dark and those who exchange sweet for bitter. Those who are wise in their own eyes, those whose finite minds are puffed up with a a high opinion of their own wisdom and despise the counsel and instructions of God.
Are we at this place in America in our relationship with God? "WOE" to us if we are.
The time to come back to Jesus is now! We are being called to no longer live in a state of a hardened heart and willful sin and rebellion against God.
America, no more living according to what is right in our own eyes for now is the time to live our lives according to God's truth that is written in His Word.
God is wanting and willing to remove our stony heart and give us a new heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:27-28 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.
America, God is calling us back to Him and His way of life and living.
Today is another opportunity for "decision making" concerning God's truth verses your own.
I can only wonder now which will you choose after now having been given the truth according to God's Word and another opportunity to do respond to God's truth?
It is my heart's prayer that you will accept God's truth on today for scripture declares that if you do not, "WOE UNTO YOU"!