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.
“The Day Of The Lord,” cont’d, Isaiah 2:13) And Upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, 14) And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, 15) And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, 16) And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. 17) And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: And The Lord Alone Shall Be Exalted In That Day. 18) And the idols He Shall Utterly Abolish. 19) And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, For Fear Of The Lord, And For The Glory Of His Majesty, When He Ariseth To Shake Terribly The Earth. Revelation 6:16. 20) In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; 21) To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, For Fear Of The Lord, And For The Glory Of His Majesty, When He Ariseth To Shake Terribly The Earth. 22) Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v13-17, The cedars of Lebanon and the high mountains–The Exalted Things Of Creation–as well as the high tower and the fortified wall–the exalted thing made by humanity–will be humbled so that the arrogant Can See The Greatness Of God. The ships of Tarshish prized objects which the arrogant made and considered to be more important Than God. v18, The term idols means “worthless things.” v19 holes … caves: People will scurry like frightened animals with no place hide (Matthew 24:16). Terror refers to the wicked At The Sight Of God (Psalm 14:5). v20-22, Sever yourselves: Since God Will Reject Proud Idolaters, it follows that The Faithful should also reject them. How ludicrous to trust in transitory, impermanent man, whose breath is in his nostrils, Instead Of In The One Who Gives Everyone Breath.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v12-22, The Day Of The Lord Shall be upon those things in which they put their confidence. Those who will not be reasoned out of their sins, sooner or later shall be frightened out of them. Covetous men make money their god; but the time will come when they will feel as much their burden. This Whole Passage may be applied to the case of an awakened sinner, ready to leave all, that his soul may be saved. The Jews were prone to rely on their heathen neighbors; but they are here called upon to cease from depending on mortal man. We are all prone to the same sin. Then let not man be your Fear, let (him) not be your Hope; but let your Hope Be In The Lord Your God. Let Us Make This Our Great Concern.