Hard Sayings (3) Woe to those who draw i…

Hard Sayings (3)

Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, who draw sin as with cart ropes, who say: “Let him be quick, let him speed his work that we may see it; let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near, and let it come, that we may know it!” (Isaiah 5:18-19)

This is an interesting passage because it addresses those who think their individual sin will not find them out. They no more think that they can hide their sin only to not realize that the Lord has already seen it – before it was even committed! This is why the pronouncement of a warning. Dragging sin around, as if it was a wagon to be pulled, is failing to see that sins accumulate (if you will) and the burden of carrying (or pulling) becomes more difficult with each step. In a matter of time, the heavy burden prevents us from moving forward. The weight is too much. This is bad enough, but when society looks at sin as something to be flaunted, it is merely a matter of time before the arrogant society is destroyed. All one has to do is look at history itself. When the foundations are destroyed, what will the righteous do? They will suffer as the wicked. RT

#arrogance, #burden, #weight