A Christian Journey

Consider & Understand

“Moreover, the Lord said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty and walk with outstretched necks and with undisciplined, flirtatious, alluring eyes, tripping along with mincing and affected gait, and making a tinkling noise with the anklets on their feet.”  Isaiah 3:16

The prophet Isaiah is telling the people who have returned from exile and are living in Jerusalem that they need to turn from their wicked ways.  Like most of us tend to do, they had blended in with the cultures around them.   There is a long list after our verse today describing the ornamentation the people were wearing and Isaiah told them it would be taken away.  

Like money, the ornaments weren’t really bad, but it was the love of these things that made them wrong in God’s eyes.  We must always guard against letting some “thing” become an obsession with us.  An obsession is something that we devote all of our time to.  We must never let some object or event take precedent over God.

In Isaiah 1:3 he says, “The ox instinctively knows his owner, and the donkey his master’s crib, but Israel does not know or recognize Me as Lord, My people do not consider or understand.”

Who is your owner, master & Lord?  Consider and understand.


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