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Isaiah 5:20, "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil."

Dear congregation,


Today, we will be studying Isaiah 5:20, which reads, "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!"

This verse is a warning against those who pervert and distort moral values. It reminds us that reversing the order of good and evil will lead us to destruction. The phrase "woe to those" conveys the seriousness and severity of this warning.


This verse is not unique in its warning against the inversion of moral values. For example, inoverbs 17:15, we read, "He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord." Similarly, in Romans 1:25, we read, "They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator."


Isaiah 5:20 is a warning against moral relativism and a call to action. As Christians, we must stand for what is right and not be swayed by societal norms or pressure. Instead, we must be a light in the darkness and lead others toward the truth.


To illustrate this message, let us imagine a world where calling evil good and good evil is the norm. In this world, stealing, lying, and cheating are celebrated, while honesty and integrity are frowned upon. In such a world, chaos, and destruction reign, and the innocent suffer at the hands of the wicked.

As we reflect on our world today, we can see how this warning is relevant now more than ever. We must guard against the subtle temptations of moral relativism and remain firm in our convictions. Again, let us look to the example of Christ, who never wavered in his commitment to the truth and who stood up against injustice and corruption.


Isaiah 5:20 is a strong warning against moral corruption and a call to action for Christians. We must be vigilant in upholding the truth and not succumb to the pressures of a world that glorifies evil. Let us pray for strength and guidance in this endeavor and trust the Lord to lead us toward righteousness.


May God bless you all.

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