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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Isaiah 28

Sucks to be Ephraim

Summary:
Sucks for Ephraim and all its flowers. They will be trampled. God's glory will replace those flowers for the remnant. Then there will be justice.

But now the priests and prophets are drunker than Dunedin students. They teach stupid little things. So God will speak with foreigners. God will let his word be stupid little things, so they they fail.

You think you've allied yourself with death, but God just wants your trust, justice, and righteousness. Then you won't be allied with death.

At Mount Perazim, God will fulfil his foreign plan. Don't mock, or it'll get worse.

But remember - you don't thresh grain forever. Neither will God always thresh you.

Key verse:
16. See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;
the one who trusts will never be dismayed.

My thoughts:
We always have a choice. Here Ephraim chose against God, and God wasn't then lost as to what he should do having been rejected. He just said "Fine, I'll use the foreigners". God will be fine whether you and the world chooses him or not. We always have a choice.

2 Comments:

Anonymous grammar nazi said...

"Sucks for Ephraim and all it's flowers"

"it's" doesn't need an apostrophe. In this context it is possessive.

[somebody had to say it]

9:03 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Uh... I don't know what you're talking about. I think you should look again...

11:56 pm

 

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