Isaiah 01:10


Isaiah 1:10

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What were the people not doing?

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10 Hear [shama`] the word [dabar] of the LORD, [Yahovah] ye
rulers
[qatsiyn] of Sodom; [Cadom] give ear [‘azan] unto the
law
[towrah] of our God, [‘elohiym] ye people [`am] of
Gomorrah.
[`Amorah]KJV-Interlinear

 

10 Hear the
word of the Lord, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the instruction of our God,
You people of Gomorrah.  NASB

 

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To the leaders and people of Sodom and Gomorrah, the reason for their destruction and vanishing from history, is given.

They did not listen.

They did not hear.

The second complaint is listed first. To hear, ‘shama,’ means to hear intelligently, to discern the truth from the lies of the world, to understand what you are hearing, to know objectively.

And the first complaint, give ear, ‘azan,’ means to listen, to turn ones head (and ears) to the information and listen to it, to let the information enter into your ears so that you can absorb it and discern it, and metabolize it, to pay attention.

And to the people of Israel, like the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, like people of our current day, both leadership and people, no one was listening, no one was hearing, no one was paying attention.

They all had their own ideas as to what life was all about. They all had their own ideas as to what the spiritual life was all about. They all had their own priorities in life. And none of them were compatible with truth.

All were compatible with their own emotional standards, or based on expediency, or whatever happens to be popular at the moment.

When people do not listen to truth, then they have to make up their own version of truth, and anything invented is not truth, but a lie. A lie of invention. A lie of imagination. A lie of convenience. A lie of popularity.

And when principles of life are arbitrary inventions, then morals of society become relative to whatever happens to be popular. Anything can become truth. And when evil becomes the standard of truth, then people suffer.

You can only know the truth, if you are positive and listen to truth. You can only know truth, if you are positive and objective and absorb truth into your mind. You can only know truth if you study it.

 

 

 




 

Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

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 each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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