Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scoffers,
who rule this people in Jerusalem!
Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
and with Sheol we have an agreement,
when the overwhelming whip passes through
it will not come to us,
for we have made lies our refuge,
and in falsehood we have taken shelter”;
Isaiah is reprimanding the leaders in Jerusalem. Isaiah lived during the time of 740 to 680 BC. So Isaiah’s words speak of what was going on in ancient times. But Isaiah could go to D.C. today, stand on the steps of the Capitol Building, speak these words and they would still be applicable.
Isaiah addresses the leaders as scoffers, those who scoff, speak of God scornfully, derisively and mockingly. The leaders who scoff at righteousness and wish to make themselves gods who will define for all, their idea of righteousness. And by all they mean everyone except themselves. They will set the moral standards by which the unwashed masses will live their lives. For the people they govern are uneducated and unenlightened. They cannot see the vision of the self-proclaimed gods. Continue reading
I’m over the whole getting ditched by a band, and not a good band at that. I am confident in what I do and my abilities. I know what is right for me. I am confident that the right band or opportunity will come along and when it does I’ll know it. I don’t know when or where but I know it will present itself.
But now to the subject at hand for today.
Last week everyone in the office who has a company cell phone issued to them received upgrades from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5. (I know it’s up to 6 but I jotted down these thoughts a couple of months ago and besides it’s not what’s important here.)
I have had a company cell phone for years. I went from the old flip phones, to various versions of a Blackberry to an iPhone.
I thought I was going to get my upgrade but was told you used a total of 8 voice minutes last month so you can stay at 4. I don’t really care because now that I am no longer in management I really only use my iPhone for texting my kids and looking up stuff on the internet when I don’t have my computer. The primary use right now is it’s my MP3 player. It’s maxed out with music.
So here they are handing out and setting up these new iPhones around the office and I am watching as the company bullshitter (every office has one but I’d put ours up against any in the world, honest) gets her’s upgraded. As they are giving her the new iPhone this thought crossed my mind.
Don’t confuse bullshit with business. Continue reading