Isaiah 01:22

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Isaiah 1:22


Describe impurities in life.


Both silver and wine were considered valuable and sought after commodities.



22 Thy
[keceph] is become dross, [ciyg] thy
[cobe’] mixed [mahal] with water: [mayim] KJV-Interlinear


22 Your
silver has become dross, Your drink diluted with water. NASB


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Both silver and wine were considered valuable and sought after commodities.

In their purest form, they had both great value and demand among all peoples. They were both respected and desired.

This is the nature of a person who pursues truth. Truth is in its pure form when not diluted with lies or compromises that detract from it, and it has great value for the life of the believer in Christ.

However, when truth becomes diluted with invented opinions or lies, then it ceases to be true and ceases to be desirable, and ceases to have its original value. It can no longer be trusted or reliable.

Dross is the impurities that are removed from a valuable mineral. Silver out of the ground, or gold, have to be processed to have their impurities removed. With impurities, the mineral is less valuable and less able to be valued.

Silver when mixed in with rock or soil, cannot be accurately measured or valued. But when refined, when the dross is removed, then its value can be ascertained more precisely. You would not place the same value on an ounce of pure silver, compared to an ounce of soil with some silver mixed within it.

In an evil society, then the government, and social standards, the economics, the whole of life become mixed with the impurities of sin and evil. Opinions become a dime a dozen. Standards loosen to include all sorts of bias and unfair rules. The purity of life, the truth of reality, gets lost in the quagmire of philosophy.

And therefore just as dross reduces the value and the desirability of silver, and water dilutes the quality of wine, so too, sin and human good reduce the importance of truth in society.

As truth is ignored, then lies become more acceptable and the many alternative views of life become more acceptable, but unfortunately unlike truth and a correct spiritual life which has huge value, the diluted life has less quality and less value, if any.

When you ignore your daily study of the scriptures, then you accept something of less value by default. By accepting less value, you accumulate less wealth, which in turn translates into zero sooner or later. A zero accumulation in life means a wasted life.

So do not dilute your life by the mere act of disregarding your daily study of the Word of God.





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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