Isaiah 05:21

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Isaiah 5:21



21 Woe [howy] unto them that are
[chakam] in their own eyes, [`ayin] and prudent [biyn] in their
own sight
[paniym]! KJV-Interlinear


21 Woe to
those who are wise in their own eyes, And clever in their own sight! NASB


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This is the third woe and the fifth transgression specified in this chapter.

Human wisdom and prudence, are self-assumptions of facts and realities that do not exist.

Wise in ones own eyes means being inflated with false opinions or beliefs, based not on truth, but on ones own knowledge, regardless of where it comes from, and demonstrating a self confidence in those opinions even when they are false.

This can be easily demonstrated with the example of kids and foods. They look at something and decide immediately if they like it or not. It may be the package, or the look of the food, but their decision is based solely on an opinion that lacks any knowledge or evidence, or even tasting the food.

They like or dislike, without proofs of any kind, which could easily be changed with an empirical approach, which is simply tasting the food, with objectivity of course, and then deciding.

As people get older, then even empirical approaches can get twisted. Monkeys have arms and legs, therefore the interpretation is that they are basketball players. Right?

I josh of course, but evolution takes facts and then misinterprets them into wrong conclusions. Likewise, government takes socialism and makes it out to be other than what it really is, a disaster. And the general public will believe the lies.

Anytime, opinions deviate from divine establishment principles, then they are false principles. Anytime spiritual criteria deviates from doctrine, it is false. Anytime analysis deviates from objectivity, it is false.

When people do not possess doctrine in their soul, then they do not have the basis or foundation for being able to orient to self, to life, to God, to reality, and so forth.

Doctrine is the prerequisite for being able to figure out and to understand life and all that is in it.

Without doctrine, you are limited to understanding anything and everything, and that limit will fail you sooner or later. And that failure, is the woe, of this verse.

Wrong conclusions lead to misunderstanding and wrong decisions, and eventually great loss and disaster.



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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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