You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
13 And he
said, ['amar] Hear [shama`] ye now, O
house [bayith] of David; [David] Is it a small thing [ma`at]
for you to weary [la'ah] men, ['enowsh] but will ye weary [la'ah]
my God ['elohiym] also? KJV-Interlinear
13 Then he
said, "Listen now, O house of David! Is it too slight a thing for you to
try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God as well? NASB
The language of Isaiah thus far has been quiet and respectful toward Ahaz.
However, now the tone changes.
Ahaz has been given advice and information from God, and he met it with disrespect and personal defensiveness, and that is the principle that we need to learn from this study.
God gives us all information, which most people disregard or give little concern or attention to, in preference to our own opinions.
Gods information of course comes with the full and complete backing of one who is omniscient and eternal.
Our opinions, needless to say, evolve only from what the world exposes us to during what few years we might have in this life.
God has been around forever, and has designed and authored the divine plan or all of history.
People know only what they choose to know and believe only what they choose to believe, and certainly none of us have been on this earth longer than our current lifespan. And even so, people will argument over what is or what is not divine revelation.
People who disregard doctrine, are incapable of sorting out the truth from the lies. Only people who have doctrine in their soul, can discern the lies for the truth of life.
And so, Isaiah now makes a clear statement to Ahaz.
This situation has to do with more than you alone, but has to do with Gods entire plan. Isaiah addresses Ahaz as the house of David. This impending attack is against God, and His divine plan for the Messiah through the line of David. This is not against Ahaz.
And here is our principle. All of life has to do with truth and doctrine and God and Christ and your spiritual life, and has nothing to do with you personally. So when most folks take things personally, or are thin skinned, or perceive that they are insulted, or have political correctness issues, or look at life as unfair to them, then they are indeed weak spiritually.
Life is not about you, so you need to loosen up and take a few steps back and let loose of your arrogant rigidness and outlook on life.
People have far too many opinions regarding others, and far too few objective opinions regarding themselves.
People take themselves too seriously, and place great priorities on false or phony principles, treating the true principles of life with disregard and indifference.
People take themselves too seriously and have unreasonable expectations about life and their place in life.
People 'weary' men.
Weary, 'la ah,' means to tire, disgust, grieve, lothe, and overall this comes to mean that people are annoying with their petty and ridiculous beliefs, opinions, self-centeredness, and attitudes that are tied to nothing.
Likewise, they weary God, as people who lack doctrine, have no clue as to what life is all about, and so are constantly running off in their ridiculous and selfish and self-centered attitudes.
Ahaz was thinking only of himself, not of his nation, not of his heritage, and certainly not of Gods plan. And so too, most people think only of themselves, their aches and pains and burdens and the poor me attitudes that people adopt in life.
Whereas God has given every human being a phenomenal opportunity and whereas most people disregard that opportunity, tossing it aside, in preference for their own ideas and objectives and wants, and when those things do not pan out, then they blame anyone and everyone, never once looking to themselves as the person responsible for their failures.
By choice, people reject Gods will, and that is why they fail.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.