Illusions While Oppressing and Perverting

Illusions While Oppressing and Perverting

Isaiah 30:8-10

And now, go, write it before them on a tablet
    and inscribe it in a book,
that it may be for the time to come
    as a witness forever.
For they are a rebellious people,
    lying children,
children unwilling to hear
    the instruction of the Lord;
who say to the seers, “Do not see,”
    and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right;
speak to us smooth things,
    prophesy illusions”

I thought these verses coincided with much of what I see in the world today.  I guess it’s always been like this.

Israel is seeking salvation from Egypt, which would upset anyone who knows their history with Egypt.  Here is a people who were previously enslaved by the Egyptians and now they are willing to buy protection from the Egyptians.  They are willing to potentially give up their freedom in order to have the perception of being safe. Continue reading