The Multitude of Your Sacrifices

Run With It

You People of Gomorrah
Isaiah 1:10-11 ESV

“Hear the word of the Lord,
you rulers of Sodom!
Give ear to the teaching of our God,
you people of Gomorrah!
‘What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices?
says the Lord;
I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
and the fat of well-fed beasts;
I do not delight in the blood of bulls,
or of lambs, or of goats.’”

The Lord is directing these words to his people and to their rulers whose lives resemble those of the inhabitants of the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah. This is a direct reference to lives given over to extreme sexual immorality, degradation, and perversion, and haughtiness, apathy, wickedness, vice, and corruption. The Lord judged those cities by destroying them both.

The Lord is registering a complaint against his people because of their sinful lifestyles but also because of their false…

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