Behold, the Lord will empty the earth and make it desolate,
and he will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants.
And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest;
as with the slave, so with his master;
as with the maid, so with her mistress;
as with the buyer, so with the seller;
as with the lender, so with the borrower;
as with the creditor, so with the debtor.
This is just another quick post about the balance of the universe. Perhaps it would make more sense if I said equality of the universe. Because Isaiah is writing about God’s consequences for sin and unrighteousness. God’s will to balance things.
Isaiah writes that none are exempt from this balance of God. There is no elite race or tribe or class of people who do not suffer the consequences of their actions. God does not discriminate. All are culpable for their actions. These consequences cannot be talked away or bribed away. From top to bottom all are treated equally.
The discrimination lies with man and where the perceived discrimination of God enters into the picture is through man’s expectations of things that man cannot and will not understand. The law of balance is applied to everyone and everything.
In verse 4 of Chapter 24, Isaiah tells us how this law applies to all without exception.
The earth mourns and withers;
the world languishes and withers;
the highest people of the earth languish.
And in verse 5, Isaiah reminds us as to why this balance exists.
The earth lies defiled
under its inhabitants;
for they have transgressed the laws,
violated the statutes,
broken the everlasting covenant.
So what is the everlasting covenant?
It’s the undisputed fact that there are consequences for your actions, the balance of the universe. Just like Newton’s Law about every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
So the everlasting covenant with God is the basic ten laws that allow all of us to flourish and survive. If you break these laws there will be consequences. You can ignore the laws, say they’re just mythology written by a bunch of superstitious old men, you can never had heard of these laws but the consequences of your actions in regards to these laws will not change. The balance will always be there.
If you read the remainder of Isaiah Chapter 24 you will read more about how none can or will ever escape the balance of the universe. No one will ever escape the consequences of their actions, those consequences being God’s law of balance, not man’s expectations.
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