Wherefore the Lord ['Adonay] said ['amar], Forasmuch [ya`an] as this people [`am] draw
near [nagash] me with their mouth [peh], and with their lips [saphah] do honour [kabad] me, but have removed [rachaq] their heart [leb] far [rachaq] from me, and their fear [yir'ah] toward me is taught [lamad]
by the precept [mitsvah] of men ['enowsh]:KJV-Interlinear
13 And the
Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with
their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a
commandment taught by men, ESV
As the case is too often, people talk the talk, but do not have any truth in their soul. Their soul is empty and their spiritual life is a fraud. And they lack truth because they do not want to follow Gods mandated process for the spiritual life, namely sitting down in silence and being taught Bible doctrine. It is much more fun to write opinions and sing songs and say things for the ears of people.
While Bible study is boring, to them.
And this is what is coming.
Disaster, discipline, judgment.
Fear or respect does not come from the content of the scriptures, but from the opinions of man.
And what is man’s opinion made up of?
Religions, philosophies, social acceptance, popular beliefs, politics, personal feelings, good intentions, phony rhetoric, and all of these things are false, or lead to false conclusions.
Never before in history has there been an internet that can bring Bible study to literally everyone in the entire world, right into the palm of their hand or to their computer screen. And yet people still do not get it.
Bible study is a commitment to a study, a daily study, a situation whereby people can learn, if they set their own opinions aside, and listen and learn.
But too, there has never before been the distractions of the internet, designed to keep everyone comfortable in their own opinions, and compromised in the many beliefs of the world, and over opinionated and over rated about themselves. And thus missing out on the phenomenal blessing that God has waiting for them. Instead they have loss and misery and major disappointment just ahead. And they are racing toward it, willingly.
And as we continue through this study in Isaiah, you will see, if you stick with the study, that the doors of spiritual opportunity are closing rapidly and the doors of disaster are opening for the world. And you are doing it all yourself.
Not today, and not tomorrow, but in Gods own time, your life will come up against huge obstacles and you will be lost. And you will cry crocodile tears, and cry, why me? But, it is all your fault, because you ignore learning Bible doctrine.
Human history will come up against huge obstacles and it too will be lost sooner or later.
Refusing to commit to Gods word is the general direction of the world. You can either ride along with the world, because riding with the world is the same as doing nothing, except talking the talk.
Or you can get off that false path, and get on Gods path and pursue with a genuine passion, the instruction of that which God wants you to learn. Namely, learning Bible doctrine from instruction, day after day after day, every day of your life.
But for most people, that is a tedious task.
Doing nothing, is so much easier. Then again, doing nothing is the pattern of the world, and that will lead you to an unfulfilled empty life. Your choice, your decision, your destiny or lack thereof.
If you think you know it all, then you really don’t know anything.
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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.
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