There are certain scripture passages that warrant exegesis, there are certain scripture passages that warrant an explanation or an interpretation, but I’ve been losing sleep over the last couple days over one particular scripture that is self-explanatory, in and of itself, a sobering passage that I believe is both warning and foreshadowing of what we can expect in the near future.
And so, I will just type out the passage, let you read it for yourself, and offer no further interpretation or insight, because in and of itself it is enough to break us and bring us low, to humble us and cause us to seek His face.
Isaiah 47:8-15, “Therefore hear this now, you who are given to pleasure, who dwell securely, who say in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, nor shall I know the loss of children’; But these two things shall come to you in a moment, in one day: the loss of children, and widowhood. They shall come upon you in their fullness because of the multitude of your sorceries, for the great abundance of your enchantments. For you have trusted in your wickedness; you have said, ‘no one sees me’; your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, ‘I am and there is no one else besides me.’ Therefore evil shall come upon you; you shall not know from where it arises. And trouble shall fall upon you; you will not be able to put it off. And desolation shall come upon you suddenly, which you shall not know. Stand now with your enchantments and the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth – perhaps you will be able to profit, perhaps you will prevail. You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; let now the astrologers, the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from these things which shall come upon you. Behold, they shall be as stubble, the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame; it shall not be a coal to be warmed by, nor a fire to sit before! Thus shall they be to you with whom you have labored, your merchants from your youth; they shall wander each one to his quarter. No one shall save you.”
Isaiah 47:3, “Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame will be seen; I will take vengeance, and I will not arbitrate with a man.”
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.