“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 1, “A Rebellious Nation,” VI

Christian Living

“Something About The Name Jesus,” Kirk Franklin, (Rance Allen)

Prophecy – A Message or Prediction (What Will Happen In The Future)  From God

Prophesy – To Foretell, Expound, And Interpret The Message From God

Prophet/Prophetess – God’s Spokesman (or, person), Divinely Called Minister  

Prophetic – To Speak From God’s Perspective of what will Happen In The Future 

Dross – Scum Skimmed From The Surface of Silver 

Idolatry – Worship Of/To Any Created Object or Person Instead of The True Creator, God.

“A Rebellious Nation,” Vl, Isaiah 1:29) For They Shall Be Ashamed Of The Oaks Which Ye Have Desired, And Ye Shall Be Confounded For The Gardens That Ye Have Chosen. Isaiah 57:5; Isaiah 65:3.  30) For Ye Shall Be As An Oak Whose Leaf Fadeth, And As A Garden That Hath No Water.  31) And The Strong Shall Be As Tow (Tinder, flammable material), And The Maker Of It As A Spark, And They Shall Both Burn Together, And None Shall Quench Them. 

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v29, Idolaters shall be ashamed because the terebinth (the oaks), a Sacred tree, and the gardens, sacred groves for fertility rites or the worship of spirits, Would Fail To Save Them In The Time Of Judgment (65:3).   v30, 31, Terebinth (Oak) represents both the Sacred trees (v. 29) and the strong, dominating rulers of Israel.  The work of it is perhaps a reference to the injustice of Israel’s tyrants (v. 23), which was the opposite of The Lord’s Righteous Work (5:12).  no one shall quench:  God Will Rid His Creation of the proud Through His Gracious, Purifying Judgment.  Amen.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v29-31, The Jews shall become as a tree when blasted by heat; as a garden without water, which in those hot countries would soon be burned up.  Thus shall they be that Trust In Idols, or in an arm of flesh.  Even the strong man shall be as tow (tinder, flammable material); not only soon broken, and pulled to pieces, but easily catching fire.  When the sinner has made himself as tow and stubble, And God Makes Himself As A Consuming Fire, What Can Prevent The Utter Ruin Of The Sinner?  

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