In the first chapter of Isaiah, the prophet proclaims to Israel God’s inner feelings about the way they were living and that His judgment was coming. Israel had turned from God to worship idols. God asks Israel, “Why are you forsaking Me? Think of all I have done for you! Even the donkey knows its master but you do not acknowledge Me.”
Because Israel had fallen into the sinful lifestyle of the nations around her, she was exiled into other lands. Has evil thinking slowly deceived us to where we no longer know whom our God is? In the name of tolerance we have voted away truth, lowered our standards and opened ourselves to God’s judgment.
Prophets warned the Jews that their rejection of God would bring exile, but they did not listen! Our ministers not only do not warn us of judgment, but accept and promote sins that Israel was guilty of.
In the 18th verse of that chapter, God pleads with Israel to reason with Him, that He would forgive them! Israel did not come, and suffered captivity.
How long will God allow us to continue to disrespect Him? Our enemies no longer are at our door; they are in our house! Let us take note of what we were and what we have become.