ESCAPE THE WOE!

Scripture:  Isaiah 5:20 (NKJV) - Woe To those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness..

Young people born about thirty years ago entered a world that was well on its way to being saturated with technological gadgetry.  Consequently, their adaptation to such devices usually comes more easily to them than to us who were born during an earlier era.  Similarly, I find that most millennials are not nearly as “weirded-out” by the barrage of media attempts over the past couple of decades to force within our minds the “normalization” of certain behaviors that until around 1977 were regarded as socially deviant by the American Psychological Association.  (The Holy Bible, of course, was WELL ahead of the APA in its God-breathed assessment of the universal human condition called S-I-N)!
    
Whether we are part of the Silent Generation (b. 1925-1945), the Baby Boomers (b. 1946 – 1964), Generation X (b. 1965-1979), Generation Y, also known as the millennials, (b. 1980 – 2000), or Generation Z (b. from 2000 on--, whew!) you do NOT want to be like the people of Judah described in today’s title verse-- people who ignore God and dismiss His Word as outdated and irrelevant!  God is not a relativist; HIS is the ONLY truth that matters, for it is firmly fixed in heaven, says Psalm 119:89!  One day, according to Philippians 2:10, 11, every human soul will be constrained to acknowledge the lordship of Christ Jesus and His perfect laws!  For the time being, however, confusion, a life filled with emptiness and/or aimlessness, and ultimately an eternity apart from God’s presence are the ONLY outcomes awaiting the WILLFULLY unaware! {Such preferred ignorance STILL constitutes a choice}!   And isn’t this the prevailing mentality that we observe all around us today? If you are trusting in Christ Jesus for your eternal salvation, praise God for His magnificent grace!
    
The Bible warns us in 1 John 5:10 that “He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does NOT believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.”  God Himself urges you and me to escape the “WOE” and the “certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation referenced in Hebrews 10:26, 27.

Prayer:  Dear Father, thank You for the availability and clarity of Your Word—Your word which tells us plainly who You are and what You expect of us., In Jesus’ name; amen!

(by Denise Diggs)

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