this is a rebellious [m@riy] people [`am], lying [kechash] children [ben], children [ben] that will ['abah] not hear [shama`] the law [towrah] of the
LORD [Y@hovah]: KJV-Interlinear
9 For they are a rebellious people, lying children, children
unwilling to hear the instruction of the LORD; ESV
One of the sure signs of immaturity, is the refusal to listen. And when an immature person refuses to listen, they rebel, they presume that what they already know, is enough, and that they do not need instruction.
The Israelites were referred to as children. And not only referred to as children but referred to as lying children.
The Israelites, as a nation of God, considered themselves the people of God, and as such they presumed themselves as better than everyone else. They presumed that since they had already been chosen, then they did not need instruction, and certainly not from other people.
But they also took on an arrogant air, and refused to listen to God.
Immature people act just like children. They need instruction but often times they refuse to listen. And this was the big problem of the people of Judah.
This is a problem not only of the people back in Isaiah’s day, but for people from generation to generation, and certainly our present generation of people in this world, demonstrate a high level of immaturity. They claim Jesus Christ as their God, or they reject Him altogether, they claim to want Christ, they claim to obey Christ, they say all the right words and make all the proper noises, but most of that is a phony front.
Because in their boasting, they are all talk, as they ignore God’s mandates to listen, to learn, they even ignore the requirement of confession which is paramount for getting into a functional spiritual life.
So, children they are and children they remain, immature, undisciplined, never learning, always boasting, but in reality going nowhere.
And as we will see in the next couple of verses, the only things that a child wants to see and hear and do, are those things which benefit or pleasure them directly, and especially those things that require no effort on their part.
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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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