The goodness of God's law

Week beginning: 10th September, 2017 | By James Crabtree | St Albans

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!
Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink, Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away justice from the righteous man!
Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, And the flame consumes the chaff,
So their root will be as rottenness, And their blossom will ascend like dust;
Because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts, And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Therefore the anger of the LORD is aroused against His people..."

Isaiah 5: 20-25 (NKJV)

Isaiah's prophetic voice proclaims the reality of the true order of things, as determined by the Lord of the universe. The message is striking, characterised by sharp contrasts. It also stands as a grave warning to the church today, having been direc

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