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Therefore said ['amar] I, Look away [sha`ah] from
me; I will weep [Bakiy] bitterly [marar], labour ['uwts] not to
comfort [nacham] me, because of the spoiling [shod] of the daughter [bath] of
my people [`am]. KJV-Interlinear
4 Therefore I say, "Turn your eyes away from me, Let me weep
bitterly, Do not try to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter
of my people." NASB
The wasted life is great when people do not obey His mandates, who disregard their obligations as believers in Christ, and that leads to a great sadness of God, because of the ruin that results from an indifferent people.
And here is Jerusalem, the symbol of the result of a fulfilled spiritual life.
Zion is the symbol of the vast truth of God.
Zion resides within the city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the symbol of a people who have learned and inculcated and assimilated doctrine into their souls by means of their daily dedication to learning doctrine.
And when the city or the process of spiritual growth ceases, and the residents or Christians are lax in their growth, then ruin and destruction result.
And this causes a sadness, but here in our verse, the sadness is a deep and very moving sadness. One in which you have to go somewhere to be alone to deal with it. One in which there is no amount of comforting that can be offered to make it better.
The weeping, the grief, the sadness is beyond description, beyond words.
And here Isaiah is expressing his feelings that convey how God feels about the lifetime of wrong decisions and the result of their destruction that is also beyond description.
God has created a phenomenal plan for all of humanity. Sadly too many refuse to see it and therefore they will suffer as never before and lose as never before.
And since this is a part of the final days of history prophecy against Jerusalem, then we know from the study of Revelation, that the horrors of that time will be unbelievable. Try to imagine every possible crime and violence that can be used by people against other people, and then multiply that by a hundred. Even that does not come close to what is going to happen in those final days.
And as for us, even though we are not among that final generation of that future time, there is still a lesson to be learned. God cares deeply about you. God has given you something that is beyond value, a value that cannot be calculated. And yet how many will figure that out and then dedicate themselves to achieving that which God has freely provided?
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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.