OCTOBER 6, 2023 – Orchestrated Confusion

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Orchestrated Confusion

OCTOBER 6, 2023
Daily Reading – Isa. 5-7 / Eph. 3



Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!



        “Woe unto them…” Even the phrase sounds bad. In its original context it means to point out, or bring to the attention of someone with lamentations, weeping, or tears. In our English language, the word woe is used for great sorrow or distress. What is it that God shares through Isaiah that brings about such great sorrow? It begins back in Isaiah 5:8 with people who are selfish and consume everything around them so others might not have anything. Then twice in verses 11 and 22 it speaks of those who run to consume alcohol, until alcohol consumes them. Verses 18 and 19 points to, “them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity.” The implication is that they are so tied to their sinfulness, their pride and stubbornness cause them to question if Gods is even in control. Finally verses 20 & 21 speak of their pride and insincerity. Calling; “evil good, and good evil,” and being “wise in their own eyes.” Suggesting that they want God to rescue them in their sin, not out of it. Woe unto them who are so engrafted and confused in their sinfulness that they want God to endorse it as ok and join them in it. Woe indeed.


        It takes no great leaps of imagination to see that society in general is very close to living this same way today worldwide. Global consumerism has cheered on a world filled with selfish, addicted, stubborn, insincere, prideful people. Then we wonder why there is woe all around us. 



        In the English language there is another word that sounds like woe. We hear it in western shows when the cowboy wants his horse to stop, he says “Whoa.” Maybe this is the whoa we ought to exercise in life today before God pronounces woe on us.


Which will it be for you, whoa or woe?


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