Isaiah 01:23

Isaiah 1:23

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From which direction is a nation measured?

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All leaders in history come into power because the general population elects them into power, allows them to take power, or is not strong enough to prevent them from seizing power.

The leadership of a nation is a good barometer measuring the spiritual state of a population.

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23 Thy
princes
[sar] are rebellious, [carar] and
companions
[chaber] of thieves: [gannab] every one loveth [‘ahab]
gifts,
[shachad] and followeth [radaph] after rewards: [shalmon]
they judge
[shaphat] not the fatherless, [yathowm] neither doth the cause [riyb] of the widow [‘almanah] come [bow’] unto them. KJV-Interlinear

 

23 Your
rulers are rebels, And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe, And
chases after rewards. They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow’s plea
come before them. NASB

 

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All leaders in history come into power because the general population elects them into power, allows them to take power, or is not strong enough to prevent them from seizing power.

The leadership of a nation is a good barometer measuring the spiritual state of a population.

And while no one but God, can examine every citizen of a nation, the leadership is a good measure of the nations spiritual state.

A spiritually weak leadership indicates a spiritually weak nation.

Weakness does not start from the top and work its way down. Weakness is the sum total of the population from the bottom up.

When leadership, celebrityship, judgeship and or the legal and informational systems are all described as weak, corrupt, dishonest thieves, easily bribed, unfair, seeking personal gain at the expense of the general public, dishonest in dealing with people, having complete disregard for those who are helpless, then that nation is indeed in deep spiritual trouble.

That is why the economy is weak (prior verse) and production of the nation is substandard (prior verse), and all of this because the entire or a great percentage of the nation has turned away from doctrine (several of the prior verses).

As goes spirituality, so goes the nation. Disinterest yields trouble and corruption. Intense interest yields strength, quality, and blessing.

As goes the interest in Christ, so goes history. Jesus Christ is the only true key to history.

And disinterest in Christ means weakness in the spiritual lives of a collective nation, and that means suffering for most, as leadership and those in positions of influence drive the nation to its ruin.

 

 

 




 

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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