Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
Do you think; “Aspirants for literary advancement should religiously eschew polysyllabic orthography?” I know some of you are saying; WHAT? These are all English words; completely understandable, nevertheless, the meaning may escape many of you. Which by the way, the meaning of the phrase is “To promote talking always use small words?” Communication is not just the sounding out of words, but it is the understanding of the words that are said. Sometimes, like in the example above, the words are not understood because they’re not well known or clear. Other times, the words are not understood because the listener has tuned out the speaker. All they really hear is WAH WAH WAH…, and they toss in an occasion uh huh, or yup. However, they really are not listening.
In today’s verse we find an idol worshiper, so intent on what he is doing that he does not seek any other truth. “They have not known…” Someone didn’t tell them, or did not tell them clearly and, “nor was understood.” Instead of asking, “What,” and seeking the truth, they have hardened their heart against God. Not only do they not understand, they don’t see any reason to change. In their eyes everything is ok. Then it says he shut their hearts that they cannot understand. They’re not seeing a problem, therefore not seeking a solution. Someone needs to interrupt their life with the truth of the Gospel.
Seek wisdom, desire understanding, look at every situation with more than physical eyes. Look at others with your heart. Some, who are blinded by the world and do not see, need someone with the light of the gospel to quickly intercede.
Will you shine a gospel light to quickly intercede?
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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