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Worldly Direction

“O My people! Their oppressors are children,
And women rule over them.
O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray
And confuse the direction of your paths.”
Isaiah 3:12

When women and children can take the ship, weakness abounds. Look what is happening in their rebellion: Where are their guides leading them? Astray. What are they doing to the direction of their paths? Confusing it. That is horrible leadership.

There is much confusion in our world today. God’s Word gives us truth and stability to light our path and show us the right way to go. We want to be sure we don’t fall for some of the current cultural “wisdom” and find we have led others astray or into confusion.

Try to imagine the next scene as God arises to contend, stands to judge, enters, and speaks. Be still my heart. We can be sure He is right and will prevail. Let’s hear Him, and stand in awe of Him,

“ 13 The Lord arises to contend,
And stands to judge the people.
14 The Lord enters into judgment with the elders and princes of His people,
‘It is you who have devoured the vineyard;
The plunder of the poor is in your houses.
Isaiah 3:13-14

Us? Let’s be sure we are walking humbly with God; not in rebellion to His Word.

“‘ 15 What do you mean by crushing My people
And grinding the face of the poor?’
Declares the Lord God of hosts.”
Isaiah 3:15

Oh, He is good. He will not tolerate leaders harming the sheep. He is making clear that our own ways won’t work, and the result will be harm. But if we will humbly believe His truth, guard and stand in it, then true help and refreshment can come.

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