"Woe Unto Them That Call Evil, Good"
by Ron Hall
can be no doubt that
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.
We have abused power and called it politics.
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment
this is a true description of the moral decay which we now see in
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!” (Isaiah 5:20-23).
God has given serious warnings to those who despise the word of the Holy One of Israel. Jehovah said His word would not return unto Him void; "For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accom plish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it" (Isaiah 55:10-11). Here is the conclusion of Isaiah's warning to those who call evil good, and good evil: “Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were tom in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.” (Isaiah 5:24-25).
we had better wake up; it may be later than we think for
God knows our hearts. It is a foolish
man who thinks he can hide his thoughts from God. If we are going to make a difference in our
land we must live is such a way that God will hear our prayers. We are certainly living in perilous times. As Christians we can do something that no one
else can do to save