Isaiah 30:9-11, "...this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:  Which say to the seers, See not, and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:  Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us."
Isaiah speaks the truth as one of God's faithful prophets. He prophesies to a rebellious people. Rebellious people are those who know what is right but choose to do whatever they desire even though it is wrong and sinful. God characterizes them as:
- lying children, who refuse to hear the law of the LORD.
- they attempt to persuade God's men (the seers and the prophets) to distort the message of God.
- they want God to go away.
Paul spoke to Timothy about this sort of person in 2 Timothy 4:3-4, "3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." The day in which we live places little value upon the truth of God's Word. It seems that many today want to hear everything but the truth.
God isn't going away (Amen!), and His Word endures forever (Matthew 24:35), "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." I hope you want to hear sound Bible preaching! Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:2, "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine."
The preacher needs to preach, the seer needs to see, and the prophet needs to prophesy!
Have a great day rejoicing in the Lord.
Your Friend in HIM,
Pastor Mike Abbott