Mar 31, 2019
No one in their right mind would want to have God as their enemy. But as we have seen throughout the book of Isaiah, the people of Judah seem to have gone out of their way to get on God’s bad side. They had regularly and repeatedly disobeyed Him, even being so bold as to replace Him with false gods. And in Isaiah 48:1-11, God is going to spell out His disfavor with His chosen people. They were little more than hypocrites, claiming that they still honored and worshiped Him as their God, but proving otherwise by their actions. As we will see, they were quick to confess Yahweh as their God, but not in an honest and just manner. In essence, they were lying, saying one thing and doing another. They claimed allegiance but demonstrated their true colors by their actions. They were disobedient and unfaithful. And yet, God promises to redeem and restore them, not because they deserved it, but because of His own reputation. They had dishonored God, dragging His reputation through the mud by virtue of their infidelity. But God would protect the honor of His name by redeeming them in spite of them.