Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Sin of Complacency

Isaiah 32:9 (NKJV)

9 Rise up, you women who are at ease, Hear my voice; You complacent daughters, Give ear to my speech.

"Complacency is a perennial problem, and it is the way of perverse humanity to indulge in it even when disaster is staring them in the face." - Webb, p137.

How prophetically applicable in our day!

In Isaiah's day:  In a little more than a year, the crops would fail (v10), the cultivated land would be full of thorns and briers (v13a), removing the joy (v13b).  But Isaiah even points to something far in the future:  the fall of Jerusalem (v14).  This did not happen (the first time) until Nebuchadnezzar and more than a century after Sennacherib, but Isaiah sees these two as one process of judgment.  

And beyond that, this still fits the prophecies for the final destruction of the temple and Jerusalem in 70AD.

And just as immediately, vv15ff portray a great and longstanding blessing that will come forth by the pouring out of the Spirit from on high.  The New Creation would be brought forth.

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