My Heart is for Israel

In my last post, we began to explore theSixWoes and Judgments of Isra’el in Yesha’yahu 5:8ff. We covered the first two of six woesYesha’yahu declares to Isra’el. In this post, we continue to unpack the next three woes ofIsra’el in Yesha’yahu 5:18-21.

18 Woe to those who begin by pulling at transgression with a thread but end by dragging sin along as if with a cart rope. 19 They say, “We want God to speed up his work, to hurry it along, so we can see it! We want the Holy One of Isra’el’s plan to come true right now, so we can be sure of it!”

Liberalism and looseness are the third woe. Their sin was one of cynicism. With a tone of disbelief, they challenged God to act. People plunge into sin and then mistake the mercy, patience, and long-suffering of…

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