27 Behold, the name [shem] of the LORD [Yahovah] cometh [bow'] from far [merchaq], burning [ba`ar] with his anger ['aph], and the burden [massa'ah] thereof is heavy [kobed]: his lips [saphah] are full [male'] of indignation [za`am], and his tongue [lashown] as a devouring ['akal] fire ['esh]: KJV-Interlinear
27 Behold, the name of the LORD comes from afar, burning with his anger, and in thick rising smoke; his lips are full of fury, and his tongue is like a devouring fire; ESV
In general, people are just plain stubborn. They don’t listen and they don’t learn. And that is why they find themselves in trouble, sooner or later. And this verse is one of the greatest explanations of the certainty of things to come, and of a condemnation of those who do not listen to the teaching of the word of God.
Behold, is a term designed to get ones attention. Because something certain is going to happen, and if you don’t pay attention, if you don’t learn, if you remain indifferent or apathetic, then you will not be ready.
The Lord comes, is a statement of fact.
In this chapter, Isaiah has described the judgments that are coming, and the blessings that are coming. And depending on which side you are on, you will either be enduring and suffering judgments, or you will be enjoying blessings.
We already know, that these prophecies are designed for the final days of history.
But they also apply, in principle, to each person’s individual life.
The descriptive terms within this verse are meant to describe the harshness, and the thoroughness, and the speed, and the certainty, with which God’s judgment will approach, and is coming.
We have mentioned before in our studies, that our current time, unlike any other time in history, presents us with an unprecedented ease of opportunity for having, for enjoying, for obtaining, and for living within our spiritual life.
We enjoy written material, which was not always available in the past. We enjoy phenomenal technologies with computers and smart phones, and the Internet, which allows individuals to connect from anywhere in the world.
And the opportunities to learn Bible doctrine and to grow up within one spiritual life, have never been easier, than at any other time in history. And this gives us a phenomenally great blessing of which we can easily take advantage.
However, most people do not. They are indifferent, they are apathetic, they find the smallest things to criticize. And, people tend to be extremely inflexible and narrow minded when they are confronted with a teaching of the word of God, that is not compatible or convenient to how they want things to be in their life.
And because of this, judgment is coming.
It will come in the form of the many little things that inconvenience us in our lives, and they will come in the form of the greater things that will pound us senselessly, or until we learn common sense.
These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.
And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.
To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.
The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.
But you have to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.
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